spotted sandpiper


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Related to spotted sandpiper: greater yellowlegs

spotted sandpiper

n.
A widely distributed shorebird (Actitis macularius) of the Americas, having a brownish-gray back and, in the summer, white underparts with many small black spots. Also called peetweet.

spotted sandpiper

n
(Animals) a North American sandpiper, Actitis macularia, having a spotted breast in its breeding plumage. Also called (US): peetweet
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Noun1.spotted sandpiper - common North American sandpiperspotted sandpiper - common North American sandpiper  
sandpiper - any of numerous usually small wading birds having a slender bill and piping call; closely related to the plovers
Actitis, genus Actitis - a genus of Scolopacidae
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Killdeer, spotted sandpiper, American woodcock, and common snipe are shorebird species that typically breed on the refuge, although virtually every species of shorebird that migrates through central New York has been seen here.
He said another American visitor, a spotted sandpiper, has been reported at Lisvane Reservoir in Glamorgan.
The second category includes the least sandpiper (Calidris minutilla) and spotted sandpiper (Actitis macularia), which breed at lower latitudes within Alaska and occasionally occur in the northern foothills of the Brooks Range.
Current knowledge of the distributions of Snowy Plover, Spotted Sandpiper, and Interior Least Tern is also limited by a lack of effort to identify new breeding populations in the field.
-A NORTH American Spotted Sandpiper is spending the summer at Derwent Reservoir, Co Durham - to the annoyance of the local male Common Sandpipers whose mates it has been trying to impress!