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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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A small shore bird (Crocethia alba) having predominantly gray and white plumage.

Usage examples (15)
  • The name sanderling comes from the Icelandic, "sanderla," which alludes to the birds' sandy habitat according to the Audubon Society Encyclopedia of North American Birds.
  • When the tide is out a huge expanse of mud is left exposed on this flat landscape, giving the perfect opportunity for wading birds such as sanderling to feast themselves...
  • A flock of winter-pale sanderling are feeding along the sea's ever changing margin.
  • Then, just metres away, lands one of the most entertaining of wading birds, the starling-sized sanderling. for more
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