upland plover


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Related to upland plover: Bartramia longicauda

upland plover

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upland sandpiper

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(Animals) an American sandpiper, Bartramia longicauda, with a short slender bill and long tail
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Noun1.upland plover - large plover-like sandpiper of North American fields and uplandsupland plover - large plover-like sandpiper of North American fields and uplands
sandpiper - any of numerous usually small wading birds having a slender bill and piping call; closely related to the plovers
Bartramia, genus Bartramia - a genus of Scolopacidae
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God, he writes in "An Ancient Brilliance," seems to him now like an elusive bird of the field: "The 19th-century ornithologist Frank Chapman wrote of the upland plover: 'One may rise over a prairie upon which, at first glance, not a plover is visible, and find, after careful scrutiny, that dozens of birds are scattered about.' And so does God hide in dry grass and rain and night's faintest lights."