Definition of ruddy turnstone in English:

ruddy turnstone

Syllabification: rud·dy turn·stone

noun

A turnstone of a New World race that breeds on the Arctic coastal tundra.
More example sentences
  • 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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