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upland sandpiper

noun
  1. a large, field-inhabiting sandpiper, Bartramia longicauda, of eastern North America, resembling a plover: now protected and increasing in numbers.
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Origin of upland sandpiper

An Americanism dating back to 1825–35
Also called upland plover, Bartramian sandpiper.
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British Dictionary definitions for upland plover

upland plover

upland sandpiper

noun
  1. an American sandpiper, Bartramia longicauda, with a short slender bill and long tail
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