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Used in names of wading birds that have toes webbed for part of their length, e.g. semipalmated sandpiper.
- ‘The town had fewest species, but many of these showed larger numbers here than in the other ecosystems, e.g., semipalmated sandpipers, horned larks, savannah sparrows, white-crowned sparrows, and Lapland longspurs.’
- ‘While some species breeding there are well within their known breeding range, others, such as the white-rumped sandpiper, semipalmated sandpiper, and sanderling, are at the northern limit.’
- ‘The stress response of the spring migrating semipalmated plovers, an Arctic breeding species, varied between two years.’
- ‘Fifty semipalmated plovers settled beside the Sherwood Island jetty and became invisible among the rocks.’
- ‘Between the Nauset Marshes, Corn Hill, Pilgrim Beach, and the Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary we saw 56 species, 13 of them new for Eric, including semipalmated plovers, long-billed dowitchers, lesser yellowlegs, and a horned lark.’
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