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Sanderling

Calidris minutilla

Description:

Small, shorebird, grayish wings. Not sure if it's a least sandpiper? correct me if i'm wrong

Habitat:

outer banks north carolina

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2 Comments

Caleb Steindel
Caleb Steindel 6 years ago

thanks ashley!

AshleyT
AshleyT 6 years ago

You got it! Least sandpiper would have dull yellow legs. A good character for sanderling is their lack of a back toe that is on about the "ankle" area. Check out photos of other shore birds and you will see this toe!

Caleb Steindel
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Caleb Steindel

North Carolina, USA

Spotted on Dec 18, 2014
Submitted on Dec 19, 2014

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