Sanderling meaning

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A small shorebird (Calidris alba) found on sandy beaches almost worldwide, having predominantly gray and white plumage.
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A small, gray-and-white sandpiper (Calidris alba), often found on sandy beaches.
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A small wading bird, Calidris alba, that breeds in the Arctic and winters on sandy shores and estuaries around the world. A type of stint.
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Origin of sanderling

  • Perhaps from sand –ling

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition