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Sanderling

sanderling
(Science: zoology) A small gray and brown sandpiper (Calidris arenaria) very common on sandy beaches in America, Europe, and asia. Called also curwillet, sand lark, stint, and ruddy plover.
Origin: Sand – 0ling. So called because it obtains its food by searching the moist sands of the seashore.


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