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Curlew Sandpiper

Calidris ferruginea

Description:

"These birds are small waders, only slightly larger than dunlin at 19.5–21 cm in length, but differ from Dunlin in having a longer down-curved bill, longer neck and legs and a white rump. It forages in soft mud on marshes and the coast, mainly picking up food by sight. It mostly eats insects and other small invertebrates." ~wiki

Habitat:

spotted along the Gulf of Suez shore

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2 Comments

Bernadette S
Bernadette S 7 years ago

Thanks for the ID, Joshua!

JoshuaGSmith
JoshuaGSmith 7 years ago

The upper mandible has a pale patch.

Bernadette S
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Bernadette S

رأس سدر, جنوب سيناء, Egypt

Spotted on Apr 4, 2014
Submitted on Aug 11, 2014

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