ruddy turnstone


noun

a common shorebird, Arenaria interpres, of the New and Old World arctic, wintering south to southern South America and Australia and having striking reddish-brown, black, and white plumage.

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Also called turnstone.

Origin of ruddy turnstone

First recorded in 1905–10

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