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Purple Sandpiper

Calidris maritima


Adult Description Plump, medium-sized shorebird. Mostly dark. Medium-length bill, with slight droop at end. Short, yellow legs. Immature Description Juvenile resembles breeding adult, but with white-edged feathers on the upperparts.


Breeds along low tundra near shorelines, as well as gravel beaches along rivers. Winters along rocky coastlines and man-made jetties.

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1 Comment

williefromwi 9 years ago

Nice spotting Eric, Welcome to Project Noah. I hope to see many more spottings from you.

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Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA

Spotted on Feb 5, 2012
Submitted on Dec 26, 2012

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