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Least Sandpiper
Calidris minutilla

Shorebirds
Sandpipers and Snipes (Scolopacidae)

Size: Length: 13-17 cm

Description: Even smaller than the semipalmated sandpiper, this is our smallest shorebird. Sparrow sized, this migrant is more commonly seen during its fall journey. It is darker than the semipalmated sandpiper with a dark upper body and a white belly. The brown upper feathers have a light coloured outline. The legs are yellow, and the short beak black. The head is brown with a white eye-ring and eye stripe. The throat is also white, although the neck is mottled brown.

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