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Stilt Sandpiper
Micropalama himantopus

Shorebirds
Sandpipers and Snipes (Scolopacidae)

Size: Length: 19-23 cm

Description: This is one of our more distinctive migrant shorebirds. It's body shape resembles a yellowlegs, with long greenish coloured legs, and a long, slightly down curved black beak. The head has a rust coloured crown and cheek patch. There is a white eye-ring, and eye streak. The back is dark brown, while the neck and undersides are white, streaked with brown. In non-breeding plumage, the rust accents on the head are lost. The cheek patch becomes white, the crown lighter brown, and the streaking on the neck and breast becomes much fainter.

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