- a person who tattles; telltale.
- either of two shorebirds of the genus Heteroscelus, having a loud, whistling cry.
- any of various related shorebirds having shrill cries, as the yellowlegs.
- a small bass, Serranus phoebe, of the West Indies and Florida.
- a person who tattles; gossip
- any of several sandpipers of the genus Heteroscelus, such as H. incanus (Polynesian tattler), of Pacific coastal regions