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Pectoral Sandpiper
Calidris melanotos

Shorebirds
Sandpipers and Snipes (Scolopacidae)

Size: Length: 23 cm

Description: More commonly seen during the fall migration, the pectoral sandpiper easily blends with its look-alike relatives. It often mixes with other shorebirds as well. Look for a brown bird with a dark, slightly down-curved bill and yellow legs. There is a whitish eyebrow streak and eye-ring. The throat and belly are white, but the neck is streaked with brown. They probe for insects along lakeshores and marshes.

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