Definition of Pectoral sandpiper
1. Noun. American sandpiper that inflates its chest when courting.
Generic synonyms: Sandpiper
Group relationships: Calidris, Genus Calidris
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pectoral Sandpiper
Literary usage of Pectoral sandpiper
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1. The Auk: Quarterly Journal of Ornithology by American Ornithologists' Union, Nuttall Ornithological Club (1915)
"... this is the second record for Rhode Island, and the fourth for New England.— W. SPRAGUE BROOKS, Millón, Mass. Occurrence of the pectoral sandpiper ..."
2. The Review of Education (1902)
"191 pectoral sandpiper. >91 King Bird of Paradise. 191 Gray Squirrel. 194 Peccary. 195 Bottle-nosed Dolphin. 196 Tufted Puffin. 197 Butterflies. ..."
3. Our Vanishing Wild Life: Its Extermination and Preservation by William Temple Hornaday (1913)
"... avocet, black-necked stilt, pectoral sandpiper, killdeer, and upland plover. They are an important element of the latter bird's diet, and no fewer than ..."
4. Coloured Illustrations of British Birds, and Their Eggs by Henry Leonard Meyer (1857)
"THE pectoral sandpiper is a bird of rare occurrence in Britain, and has not hitherto been met with in any other part of Europe. Its native regions are the ..."
5. Birds of Great Britain and Ireland: Parts 1-4 by William Jardine (1866)
"pectoral sandpiper, Jenyns, Yar- rell, and modern British, authors.—Two specimens of this species have been killed in Britain, ..."