Entry from US English dictionary
Definition of ruddy turnstone in English:
A turnstone of a New World race that breeds on the Arctic coastal tundra.
- Other shorebirds noted in small numbers were black-bellied plover, American golden-plover, pectoral sandpiper, purple sandpiper, red phalarope, ruddy turnstone, and red knot.
- Children exploring the tidepools didn't notice the plovers, or the probing ruddy turnstone, or the teetering spotted sandpiper.
- We experimentally determined the relationship between forager density and foraging success in two wader species: the red knot and the ruddy turnstone.
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