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surfbird

[ surf-burd ]
/ ˈsɜrfˌbɜrd /
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noun

a sandpiperlike shorebird, Aphriza virgata, of the Pacific coast, breeding in Alaska and wintering in South America.

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Origin of surfbird

An Americanism dating back to 1830–40; surf + bird
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British Dictionary definitions for surfbird

surfbird
/ (ˈsɜːfˌbɜːd) /

noun

an American shore bird, Aphriza virgata, having a spotted plumage, with a black and white tail: family Scolopacidae (sandpipers, etc), order Charadriiformes
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