Bartramia

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Bartramia a genus of Scolopacidae
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n bartramia A genus of sandpipers the type of which is Tringa bartramia of Wilson, now Bartramia longicauda, a common species of North America, variously called Bartram's sandpiper, upland plover, prairie pigeon, and quailly. It belongs to the family Scolopacidæ and subfamily Totaninæ, and is peculiar for the length and graduation of its tail.
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Usage

In literature:

On a high land bank I gathered a species of Polytrichum, and one of Bartramia.
"Journals of Travels in Assam, Burma, Bhootan, Afghanistan and TheNeighbouring Countries" by William Griffith
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In news:

Mark Cunningham of London, Ontario, photographed the distinctive-looking sandpiper (Bartramia longicauda) from his car window while driving along Wylie Road.
Chordata Class: Aves Order: Charadriiformes Family: Scolopacidae Genus: Bartramia.
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