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Sanderling

Calidris alba

Description:

The Sanderling is a small sandpiper. It runs up and down the beach probing for food. Note that it is in the surf zone so it spends quite a bit of time running in and out (or back and forth) with each incoming wave. The sanderling has black legs and feet and a black bill. By the time they reach this area, they have faded from their more colorful plumage.

Habitat:

Coastal. Spotted on the gulf coast FL, USA.

Notes:

The Sanderling is protected under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act in the USA. http://www.fws.gov/migratorybirds/Regula... http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Sande...

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Indian Rocks Beach, Florida, USA

Lat: 27.90, Long: -82.84

Spotted on Oct 17, 2011
Submitted on Oct 18, 2011

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