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Common Sandpiper

Actitis hypoleucos


Is a small Palearctic wader. The adult is 18–20 cm long with a 32–35 cm wingspan. It has greyish-brown upperparts, white underparts, short dark-yellowish legs and feet, and a bill with a pale base and dark tip. In winter plumage, they are duller and have more conspicuous barring on the wings, though this is still only visible at close range. Juveniles are more heavily barred above and have buff edges to the wing feathers.


Shoreline of Mull near ferry dock for Iona.

1 Species ID Suggestions

Liam 9 years ago
Common Sandpiper
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The MnMs
The MnMs 9 years ago

Thanks for the ID, Liam!

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 9 years ago


The MnMs
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The MnMs

Scotland, United Kingdom

Spotted on Jun 18, 2013
Submitted on Jul 31, 2013

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