Definition of Red-backed sandpiper
1. Noun. Small common sandpiper that breeds in northern or Arctic regions and winters in southern United States or Mediterranean regions.
Generic synonyms: Sandpiper
Group relationships: Erolia, Genus Erolia
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Literary usage of Red-backed sandpiper
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1. Birds of California: An Introduction to More Than Three Hundred Common Birds by Irene Grosvenor Wheelock (1903)
"... the young are not larger than a man's thumb, and they begin immediately to run about on their spry little legs. 243 a. red-backed sandpiper, OR OX BIRD. ..."
2. A Popular Handbook of the Ornithology of Eastern North America by Thomas Nuttall (1896)
"red-backed sandpiper. DUNLIN. BLACK-BREAST. BLACK-BELLIED SANDPIPER. ... The Dunlin, or red-backed sandpiper, of the United States, according to the season ..."
3. The Auk: Quarterly Journal of Ornithology by American Ornithologists' Union, Nuttall Ornithological Club (1901)
"red-backed sandpiper. — This was the most abundant sandpiper on the island, ... Almost as common as the Red- backed Sandpiper — flocks of 30-40 being often ..."
4. Frank Forester's Field Sports of the United States, and British Provinces by Henry William Herbert (1864)
"red-backed sandpiper, Tringa Alpina, Aud. " Specific Character.—Bill about one-third longer than the head, bent toward the end ; length of tarsi one inch. ..."
5. Bulletin by Bureau of Biological Survey, United States (1907)
"The red-backed sandpiper has two well-defined breeding areas corresponding in general to the Atlantic and Pacific winter ranges. The birds of the Atlantic ..."
6. The Birds of Long Island by Jacob P. Giraud (1844)
"red-backed sandpiper, Tringa alpina, And. Specific Character—Bill about one third longer than the head, bent toward the end; length of tarsi one inch. ..."