turnstone

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Ruddy turnstone
 
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turn +‎ stone

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turnstone (plural turnstones)

  1. Either of two species of coastal wading bird, Arenaria interpres and Arenaria melanocephala, that breed in the Arctic and readily turn stones or seaweed looking for hidden invertebrates.

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