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Sanderling

Calidris alba

Description:

The Sanderling is a small wader. It is a circumpolar Arctic breeder, and is a long-distance migrant, wintering south to South America, South Europe, Africa, and Australia. It is highly gregarious in winter, sometimes forming large flocks on coastal mudflats or sandy beaches.

Habitat:

Mosquera Island, Galapagos


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2 Comments

KarenL
KarenL 7 years ago

Thanks Peter! The Galapagos is a real birders paradise!

Beautiful! Note one of them scratching him/herself under the wing.

KarenL
Spotted by
KarenL

Ecuador

Lat: -0.40, Long: -90.28

Spotted on Dec 3, 2012
Submitted on Dec 25, 2012

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