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Any of various small shorebirds of the family Scolopacidae, usually having a long straight sensitive bill used to pick up insects, worms, and soft mollusks in mud and sand.
1. (Animals) any of numerous N hemisphere shore birds of the genera Tringa, Calidris, etc, typically having a long slender bill and legs and cryptic plumage: family Scolopacidae, order Charadriiformes
2. (Animals) any other bird of the family Scolopacidae, which includes snipes and woodcocks
art at sandbank(ˈsændˌpaɪ pɛr)
any of various plump, thin-billed shorebirds of the family Scolopacidae, of cosmopolitan distribution, typically with brown, gray, or white plumage.
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|Noun||1.||sandpiper - any of numerous usually small wading birds having a slender bill and piping call; closely related to the plovers|
limicoline bird, shore bird, shorebird - any of numerous wading birds that frequent mostly seashores and estuaries
family Scolopacidae, Scolopacidae - sandpiper family: sandpipers; woodcocks; snipes; tattlers; curlews; godwits; dowitchers
dunlin, Erolia alpina, red-backed sandpiper - small common sandpiper that breeds in northern or Arctic regions and winters in southern United States or Mediterranean regions
yellowlegs - either of two North American shorebird with yellow legs
Calidris melanotos, pectoral sandpiper, jacksnipe - American sandpiper that inflates its chest when courting
Calidris canutus, grayback, greyback, knot - a sandpiper that breeds in the Arctic and winters in the southern hemisphere
Crocethia alba, sanderling - small sandpiper that breeds in the Arctic and migrates southward along sandy coasts in most of world
Bartramia longicauda, Bartramian sandpiper, upland plover, upland sandpiper - large plover-like sandpiper of North American fields and uplands
Philomachus pugnax, ruff - common Eurasian sandpiper; the male has an erectile neck ruff in breeding season
tattler - any of several long-legged shorebirds having a loud whistling cry