Definition of Black turnstone

1. Noun. Common turnstone of the Pacific coast of North America.

Exact synonyms: Arenaria-melanocephala
Generic synonyms: Turnstone



Lexicographical Neighbors of Black Turnstone

black stork
black stuff
black sumac
black swan
black swans
black tarantula
black tea
black tern
black tie
black tinamou
black tinamous
black tongue
black tree fern
black triangle
black truffle
black turnstone (current term)
black up
black urine
black vomit
black vulture
black vultures
black walnut
black walnut tree
black wattle
black weevil
black whale
black widow
black widow spider

Literary usage of Black turnstone

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Birds of California: An Introduction to More Than Three Hundred Common Birds by Irene Grosvenor Wheelock (1903)
"THE black turnstone is common along the coast district of California throughout all ... Of these the black turnstone is the only one met with frequently in ..."

2. Report on the Birds of Pennsylvania: With Special Reference to the Food by Benjamin Harry Warren (1890)
"Two species of this subfamily, the common Turnstone and the black turnstone, are found in the United States. They breed commonly in the Arctic regions. ..."

3. Handbook of Birds of the Western United States: Including the Great Plains by Florence Merriam Bailey (1921)
"... spotted with dark brown. 284. Arenaria melanocephala (Vig.). black turnstone. Adults in summer. — Crown and upper back black, with greenish bronzy ..."

4. Description of a New Species of Sea Snake from the Philippine Islands: With by John Van Denburgh, Joseph Cheesman Thompson (1908)
"black turnstone.—Like the Pomarine Jaeger, the black turnstone occurs in this vicinity in every month of the year, stragglers and early birds from the north ..."

5. North American Birds Eggs by Chester Albert Reed (1904)
"Size 1.65 x 1.10. Data.—Mackenzie River, Arctic America, June 28, 1900. Four eggs in a grass lined depression in the sand. 284 black turnstone. ..."

6. Our Feathered Game: A Handbook of the North American Game Birds by Dwight Williams Huntington (1903)
"black turnstone.—Arenaria melanocephala. Head, neck, and back brownish black ; spot in front of and behind the eye white ; throat and chest blackish brown; ..."

7. Natural History: A Manual of Zoölogy for Schools, Colleges, and the General by Sanborn Tenney (1870)
"The black turnstone, S. melanocephala, Vig., of Western North America, is darker than the preceding one. ..."

8. Birds of California: An Introduction to More Than Three Hundred Common Birds by Irene Grosvenor Wheelock (1903)
"THE black turnstone is common along the coast district of California throughout all ... Of these the black turnstone is the only one met with frequently in ..."

9. Report on the Birds of Pennsylvania: With Special Reference to the Food by Benjamin Harry Warren (1890)
"Two species of this subfamily, the common Turnstone and the black turnstone, are found in the United States. They breed commonly in the Arctic regions. ..."

10. Handbook of Birds of the Western United States: Including the Great Plains by Florence Merriam Bailey (1921)
"... spotted with dark brown. 284. Arenaria melanocephala (Vig.). black turnstone. Adults in summer. — Crown and upper back black, with greenish bronzy ..."

11. Description of a New Species of Sea Snake from the Philippine Islands: With by John Van Denburgh, Joseph Cheesman Thompson (1908)
"black turnstone.—Like the Pomarine Jaeger, the black turnstone occurs in this vicinity in every month of the year, stragglers and early birds from the north ..."

12. North American Birds Eggs by Chester Albert Reed (1904)
"Size 1.65 x 1.10. Data.—Mackenzie River, Arctic America, June 28, 1900. Four eggs in a grass lined depression in the sand. 284 black turnstone. ..."

13. Our Feathered Game: A Handbook of the North American Game Birds by Dwight Williams Huntington (1903)
"black turnstone.—Arenaria melanocephala. Head, neck, and back brownish black ; spot in front of and behind the eye white ; throat and chest blackish brown; ..."

14. Natural History: A Manual of Zoölogy for Schools, Colleges, and the General by Sanborn Tenney (1870)
"The black turnstone, S. melanocephala, Vig., of Western North America, is darker than the preceding one. ..."

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