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small brown and white bird


migrant, marshes, freshwater and coastal areas


can it be called a wading bird? i wud go with a sanderling? or some sandpiper.

2 Species ID Suggestions

Liam 8 years ago
Least Sandpiper
Calidris minutilla BirdForum
Pectoral Sandpiper
Calidris melanotos Pectoral Sandpiper

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KarenSaxton 8 years ago

I would say pectoral, having seen them in person... If it has a rather upright stance when not feeding, that is another good indicator of pectoral

Vin Zael
Vin Zael 8 years ago

Pectoral Sandpiper? Still have not made the name change.

KarenSaxton 8 years ago

Pectoral is small. And there is a fair bit of size difference between male and female. We get them here in Oregon in the early autumn migration

Vin Zael
Vin Zael 8 years ago

tnx Simon, I had just taken a bird guide and came across the Pectoral Sandpiper. but was still unsure, does it look like the right size? i spent a good time observing the bird, but now the bird seems small to me. I agree with the suggestion.

Vin Zael
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