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Pectoral Sandpiper

Calidris melanotos

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9 Comments

outsidegirl0
outsidegirl0 7 years ago

looks like a least sandpiper

Caleb Steindel
Caleb Steindel 7 years ago

i actually agree with jeff, i think it's a pectoral sandpiper

ManishKhanna
ManishKhanna 7 years ago

could be a Dunlin - Caliris alpina

Jeff Dreier
Jeff Dreier 7 years ago

That second view now makes me think pectoral sandpiper. They do migrate through the central US, including New Mexico. The yellowish legs and sharp contrast between the breast and belly feathers suggest this species.

Jellis
Jellis 7 years ago

Those are some muddy legs.

RogerHagerman
RogerHagerman 7 years ago

Here a pic from a different angle i don't know if this will help

Jellis
Jellis 7 years ago

Do you have any other photos? Curious about the white eyebrow and can't tell if the legs are dark or shadowed. Least Sandpipers have yellow legs.

Jeff Dreier
Jeff Dreier 7 years ago

The long bill suggests western sandpiper.

Caleb Steindel
Caleb Steindel 7 years ago

least sandpiper? not sure

RogerHagerman
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RogerHagerman

New Mexico, USA

Spotted on Dec 13, 2013
Submitted on Feb 10, 2014

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