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dun·lin

 (dŭn′lĭn)
n.
A rust-brown and white sandpiper (Calidris alpina) that breeds in northern regions of North America and Eurasia.

dunlin

(ˈdʌnlɪn)
n
(Animals) a small sandpiper, Calidris (or Erolia) alpina, of northern and arctic regions, having a brown back and black breast in summer. Also called: red-backed sandpiper
[C16: dun2 + -ling1]

dun•lin

(ˈdʌn lɪn)

n.
a small sandpiper, Calidris alpina, that breeds in the N parts of the Northern Hemisphere.
[1525–35; variant of dunling]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dunlin - small common sandpiper that breeds in northern or Arctic regions and winters in southern United States or Mediterranean regionsdunlin - small common sandpiper that breeds in northern or Arctic regions and winters in southern United States or Mediterranean regions
sandpiper - any of numerous usually small wading birds having a slender bill and piping call; closely related to the plovers
Erolia, genus Erolia - a genus of Scolopacidae

dunlin

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It will definitely have long-term benefits for the residents of Cardiff." NRW had been concerned about the potential disturbance of two bird species, redshank and dunlin, which roost on the Rhymney River spit alongside the site.
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Meanwhile, the Dunlin - a small wader species - has declined by 23% in the past five years and 62% in the past 17 years.
Among the waders were Curlew, Lapwing, Oystercatcher, Knot, Dunlin, Black-tailed Godwit, Redshank and Golden Plover.
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Key species include Oystercatcher, Grey Plover, Curlew, Black-tailed Godwit, Knot and Dunlin.
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