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Least Sandpiper

Calidris minutilla

Habitat:

Shallow water of a cow pond

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5 Comments

courtneyhitson
courtneyhitson 8 years ago

Thanks, updated!

Liam
Liam 8 years ago

In the full-size version you can see the legs are green, which suggests Least: http://lh5.ggpht.com/IReMCUAjH0Lqs8uwdkT...

ThisIsMe04
ThisIsMe04 8 years ago

Sooo cute!!!

courtneyhitson
courtneyhitson 8 years ago

Thanks for the info, I will see what I can find from there. I don't have any other angles. I had my dog with me and they got scared and flew off when she ran to the water.

LoisStacey
LoisStacey 8 years ago

Based on the white supercilium (eyebrow), marked pattern on the wing, dark cap I'm going to suggest White-rumped Sandpipers. Having said that however, the legs look light but they don't look like Least Sandpipers to me. It would be nice to have a picture showing the legs and the primary projection; i.e. where the wingtips fall in relation to the tail. In fact, if you have a picture of the top of the tail/rump that would be wonderful.

Were you able to get any other angles on these birds?

courtneyhitson
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courtneyhitson

Rochelle, Georgia, USA

Spotted on Sep 15, 2012
Submitted on Sep 17, 2012

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