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Any of several shorebirds of the genus Limnodromus that breed in far northern latitudes and have brownish plumage and a long straight bill.

[Perhaps from Mohawk tawístawis, snipe.]


(Animals) either of two snipelike shore birds, Limnodromus griseus or L. scolopaceus, of arctic and subarctic North America: family Scolopacidae (sandpipers, etc), order Charadriiformes
[C19: of Iroquoian origin]


(ˈdaʊ ɪtʃ ər)

any of several long-billed snipelike shorebirds of North America and Asia, esp. Limnodromus griseus.
[1835–45, Amer.; perhaps < N Iroquoian; compare Mohawk tawístawis snipe]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dowitcher - shorebird of the sandpiper family that resembles a snipedowitcher - shorebird of the sandpiper family that resembles a snipe
snipe - Old or New World straight-billed game bird of the sandpiper family; of marshy areas; similar to the woodcocks
grayback, Limnodromus griseus, greyback - a dowitcher with a grey back
Limnodromus scolopaceus, red-breasted snipe - a dowitcher with a red breast
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Waterbird use of bayland wetlands in the San Francisco Bay estuary: movements of Long-billed Dowitchers during the winter.
Whether you're swimming, clamming, surfcasting or bird watching at the coast, expect to see now semipalmated and black-bellied plovers, ruddy turnstones, whimbrels, lesser and greater yellowlegs, red knots, spotted, solitary, pectoral, white-rumped, semipalmated, and least sandpipers, short-billed and long-billed dowitchers, Hudsonian godwits and sanderlings.
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Long-billed (Limnodromus scolopaceus) and Short-billed Dowitchers (Limnodromus griseus) were grouped as "dowitchers" throughout the surveys.
The north central coast of Brazil is the most important wintering area in South America for roseate spoonbills, black-bellied plovers, ruddy turnstones, whimbrels, and willets, and is also critical fez sanderlings, semipalmated sandpipers, short-billed dowitchers, and red knots.
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minutilla) were grouped as "small peeps," and both dowitchers (Limnodromus griseus and L.
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