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How to use turnstone in a sentence
The turnstone (Strepsilas interpres) arrives in the islands in August after breeding in Alaska.
Although the turnstone and semipalmated plovers are reminiscent, they are quite distinct and not to be confused.Life Histories of North American Shore Birds, Part 1 (of 2) | Arthur Cleveland Bent
This peculiarity has gained for the turnstone its trivial name.
The turnstone changes its haunts but little during the breeding season.
The turnstone is a restless 88 little creature, ever on the run in quest of food.
British Dictionary definitions for turnstone
either of two shore birds of the genus Arenaria, esp A. interpres (ruddy turnstone). They are related and similar to plovers and sandpipers
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