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sparkbackTurnstone Turn"stone`, n. (Zo["o]l.)
Any species of limicoline birds of the genera Strepsilas
and Arenaria, allied to the plovers, especially the common
American and European species (Strepsilas interpres). They
are so called from their habit of turning up small stones in
search of mollusks and other aquatic animals. Called also
brant bird, sand runner, sea quail, sea lark,
sparkback, and skirlcrake.
Black turnstone, the California turnstone (Arenaria
melanocephala). The adult in summer is mostly black,
except some white streaks on the chest and forehead, and
two white loral spots.
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