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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of birds of the family Scolopacidæ, including some of the best-known sandpipers, tattlers, telltales, gambets, or horsemen, as the redshank, green-shank, yellowshank, and wood-sandpiper. Several are common British species: the greenshank, or green sandpiper, T. ochropus; the wood-sandpiper, T. glareola; the redshank, T. calidris; the spotted redshank, T. fuscus. In North America the best-known are the greater and lesser yellowshanks, T. melanoleucus and T. flavipes. The genus formerly contained all the Totaninæ (which see), See cuts under greenshank, redshank, and yellowshank.
“There are also ringed plover Charadrius hiaticula, grey plover Pluvialis squatarola, knot Calidris canutus, redshankTringa totanus and bar-tailed godwit Limosa lapponica among many other species.”
“The most abundant are dunlin (Calidris alpina), bar-tailed godwit (Limosa lapponica), curlew sandpiper (Calidris ferruginea) and redshank (Tringa totanus) all with populations of over 100,000 birds.”
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