American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A European wading bird (Tringa nebularia) having greenish legs and a long bill.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The popular name of Totanus glottis, a common sandpiper
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Zoöl.) A European sandpiper or snipe (Totanus canescens); -- called also
- n. large European sandpiper with greenish legs
“Other uncommon species are golden eagle Aquila chrysaetos, redlegged kittiwake Rissa brevirostris (VU), and spotted greenshank Tringa guttifer (EN).”
“Wild fowl in great variety visit the island, and the low-lying land within the sea-wall is the favourite haunt of many sea-birds; and several varieties of plover, the redshank, greenshank, sandpiper, and snipe may be found there.”
“Two globally endangered species -- spoon-billed sandpiper and Nordmann's greenshank -- were also spotted in Sonadia.”
“(_Linota flavirostris_), hen harrier (_Circus cyaneus_), buzzard (_Buteo vulgaris_), redshank (_Totanus calidris_), greenshank (_Totanus cunescens_) and the little auk (_Mergulus alle_).”
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