curlew sandpiper

noun

a common Eurasian sandpiper, Calidris ferruginea, having a brick-red breeding plumage and a greyish winter plumage
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Examples from the Web for curlew sandpiper

  • The haunt of one only—the curlew-sandpiper—still defies discovery.

    In the West Country|Francis A. Knight
  • Most of these were ring-dotterels, dunlins, and curlew-sandpiper, the two latter in full summer-plumage.