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Definition of "dotterel" []

  • A name given to various small birds in the plover family Charadriidae, and sometimes used interchangeably with "plover". (noun)
  • A gullible fool. (noun)

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Use "dotterel" in a sentence
  • "Volunteer beach clean-ups were cancelled earlier on Tuesday due to the weather and the fact that the beaches were virtually clear of oil, but work continues to protect wildlife in the area, particularly the dotterel, an endangered New Zealand bird."
  • "Notable bird species composition includes snowcock (Tetragallus altaicus) and dotterel (Eudromias morinellus)."
  • "Up to 74 shorebird species have been sighted here, with a peak of 40,000 migratory birds utilizing the Firth at one time, including the New Zealand dotterel (Charadrius obscurus VU) and more than half of New Zealand's wrybill population."
Words like "dotterel"
Black-fronted Dotterel
Charadrius australis
Elseyornis melanops
Erythrogonys cinctus
Eurasian Dotterel
Hooded Dotterel
Inland Dotterel
Oreopholus ruficollis
Red-kneed Dotterel
Shore Dotterel
Tawny-throated Dotterel
Thinornis novaeseelandiae