semipalmated

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Semipalmate: mostly used of the birds themselves: as, the semipalmated plover, snipe, sandpiper, etc. See cut under Ereunetes.

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  • adjective Having webs between some, but not all, of the toes

Etymologies

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semi- +‎ palmated

Examples

  • Eastern Willet, Tringa s. semipalmata synonym; Catoptrophorus semipalmatus, formerly; Symphemia semipalmata, protonym; Scolopax semipalmata, also known as the semipalmated tattler or simply as the willet, photographed at Bolivar Peninsula, Texas, USA.

    Mystery bird: eastern willet, Tringa s. semipalmata

  • Migratory birds, such as semipalmated plover (Charadrius semipalmatus) and whimbrel (Numenius phaeopus) are found mostly from September through April, during their seasonal movements.

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  • It's been almost four years now, four years of sitting quietly in my study and sipping tea and contemplating the migratory patterns of the semipalmated plover.

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  • Dunlin, black-bellied plovers, semipalmated plovers, sanderlings, semipalmated sandpipers, ruddy turnstones, and other shorebirds too far away to identify are all hanging out together.

    Archive 2009-05-01

  • Dunlin, black-bellied plovers, semipalmated plovers, sanderlings, semipalmated sandpipers, ruddy turnstones, and other shorebirds too far away to identify are all hanging out together.

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  • There were tons of semipalmated and least sandpipers, some sanderlings, two semipalmated plovers and one piping plover.

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  • There were tons of semipalmated and least sandpipers, some sanderlings, two semipalmated plovers and one piping plover.

    Archive 2009-08-01

  • The one semipalmated plover I watched on the beach was the only one of those I saw.

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  • I started the shift watching a semipalmated plover methodically feeding in the wet sand, moving from north to south.

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  • The one semipalmated plover I watched on the beach was the only one of those I saw.

    Archive 2008-05-01

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