surfbird


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Related to surfbird: sanderling, Wandering Tattler

surf·bird

 (sûrf′bûrd′)
n.
A shorebird (Aphriza virgata) of the Pacific coast of the Americas, having dark, heavily spotted plumage and a black tail with a broad white base.

surfbird

(ˈsɜːfˌbɜːd)
n
(Animals) an American shore bird, Aphriza virgata, having a spotted plumage, with a black and white tail: family Scolopacidae (sandpipers, etc), order Charadriiformes
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.surfbird - sandpiper-like shorebird of Pacific coasts of North America and South Americasurfbird - sandpiper-like shorebird of Pacific coasts of North America and South America
limicoline bird, shore bird, shorebird - any of numerous wading birds that frequent mostly seashores and estuaries
Aphriza, genus Aphriza - a genus of Scolopacidae
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DATE: May DESTINATIONS: USA, Canada BEST BIRDS: A tri-coloured blackbird that is only found in California; a surfbird that lives by the sea in Canada.
Francis River LSMR-525: Carl Forbes (304) 278-5722 USS Stoddard DD566: Paul Hanna (609) 953-7684 USS Surfbird AM/MSF/ADG-383: Don Gillispie (503) 649-4803; dongil_99@yahoo.
Species Major prey Glaucous-winged Gull Pollicipes, Strongylocentrotus, Lottia, Katharina Black Oystercatcher Lottia, Mytilus, Strongylocentrotus Northwestern Crow isopods, Lottia, Strongylocentrotus Black Turnstone amphipods, Semibalanus, Balanus, Lottia, Littorina Surfbird Littorina, Mytilus, Semibalanus, Balanus, Lottia Black Brant Ulva Western Sandpiper isopods, amphipods, chironomids, Littorina Wandering Tattler chironomids, amphipods, small molluscs Savannah Sparrow chironomids Song Sparrow chironomids Fox Sparrow chironomids Snow Bunting chironomids Lapland Longspur chironomids Water Pipit chironomids Winter Wren chironomids Great Blue Heron fish Harlequin Duck amphipods, small snails, Mytilus