Definition of pectoral sandpiper in English:

pectoral sandpiper

Syllabification: pec·to·ral sand·pip·er


  • A migratory sandpiper with dark streaks on the breast and a white belly, breeding chiefly in Arctic Canada.
    • Calidris melanotos, family Scolopacidae
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    • Other shorebirds noted in small numbers were black-bellied plover, American golden-plover, pectoral sandpiper, purple sandpiper, red phalarope, ruddy turnstone, and red knot.
    • They did not observe the pectoral sandpiper and buff-breasted sandpiper, the next most numerous species in the present study.

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