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Solitary Sandpiper

Tringa solitaria

Description:

Medium-sized shorebird. Legs moderately long. Neck moderately long. Bill medium-sized. Back dark olive with scattered small white spots. Bold white eyering. Tail distinctly barred. Rump and center tail feathers dark. Frequently bobs its head. Cornell Lab

Habitat:

Breeds in taiga, nesting in trees in deserted songbird nests. In migration and winter found along freshwater ponds, stream edges, temporary pools, flooded ditches and fields, more commonly in wooded regions, less frequently on mudflats and open marshes. Cornell Lab

Notes:

Found at Laurel Park retention pond

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Sarasota, Florida, USA

Lat: 27.14, Long: -82.46

Spotted on May 1, 2012
Submitted on May 1, 2012

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