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Definition of Stilt sandpiper
Stilt sandpiperSandpiper Sand"pi`per, n.
1. (Zo["o]l.) Any one of numerous species of small limicoline
game birds belonging to Tringa, Actodromas,
Ereunetes, and various allied genera of the family
Note: The most important North American species are the
pectoral sandpiper (Tringa maculata), called also
brownback, grass snipe, and jacksnipe; the
red-backed, or black-breasted, sandpiper, or dunlin
(T. alpina); the purple sandpiper (T. maritima: the
red-breasted sandpiper, or knot (T. canutus); the
semipalmated sandpiper (Ereunetes pusillus); the
spotted sandpiper, or teeter-tail (Actitis
macularia); the buff-breasted sandpiper (Tryngites
subruficollis), and the Bartramian sandpiper, or
upland plover. See under Upland. Among the European
species are the dunlin, the knot, the ruff, the
sanderling, and the common sandpiper (Actitis, or
Tringoides, hypoleucus), called also fiddler,
peeper, pleeps, weet-weet, and summer snipe.
Some of the small plovers and tattlers are also called
2. (Zo["o]l.) A small lamprey eel; the pride.
Curlew sandpiper. See under Curlew.
Stilt sandpiper. See under Stilt. Stilt sandpiperStilt Stilt, n. [OE. stilte; akin to Dan. stylte, Sw. stylta,
LG. & D. stelt, OHG. stelza, G. stelze, and perh. to E.
1. A pole, or piece of wood, constructed with a step or loop
to raise the foot above the ground in walking. It is
sometimes lashed to the leg, and sometimes prolonged
upward so as to be steadied by the hand or arm.
Ambition is but avarice on stilts, and masked.
2. A crutch; also, the handle of a plow. [Prov. Eng.]
3. (Zo["o]l.) Any species of limicoline birds belonging to
Himantopus and allied genera, in which the legs are
remarkably long and slender. Called also longshanks,
stiltbird, stilt plover, and lawyer.
Note: The American species (Himantopus Mexicanus) is well
known. The European and Asiatic stilt (H. candidus)
is usually white, except the wings and interscapulars,
which are greenish black. The white-headed stilt (H.
leucocephalus) and the banded stilt (Cladorhynchus
pectoralis) are found in Australia.
Stilt plover (Zo["o]l.), the stilt.
Stilt sandpiper (Zo["o]l.), an American sandpiper
(Micropalama himantopus) having long legs. The bill is
somewhat expanded at the tip.
Meaning of Stilt sandpiper from wikipedia
- The stilt sandpiper
(Calidris himantopus) is a small
s****bird. The scientific
name is from Ancient
Gr****. The genus
is a term...
are a large
family, Scolopacidae, of waders. They include
many species called sandpipers
, as well as those called
such as curlew
as monotypic: no subspecies
are recognised. Within
the genus Calidris
the curlew sandpiper
is most closely related
to the stilt
- Broad-billed sandpiper
, Calidris falcinellus
a****inata Stilt sandpiper
, Calidris himantopus Curlew sandpiper
- The common sandpiper
(Actitis hypoleucos) is a small Palearctic
wader. This bird and its American sister
species, the spotted sandpiper
is a common
name for several species
in the family
also includes those known
as avocets. They are found
are the typical snipes
of the genus
Gallinago. As with many other sandpiper
genera, the lineages
that led to Gallinago
and Scolopax likely
- African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds
to the species.The purple sandpiper
is one of the species
on the Conservation
- The spoon-billed sandpiper
(Calidris pygmaea) is a small wader which breeds
on the coasts
of the Bering
Sea and winters
Asia. This species...
- formerly placed
in the genus
Erolia, but is now placed
with 23 other sandpipers
in the genus Calidris
that was introduced
in 1804 by the German
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