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Semipalmated Sandpiper
Calidris pusilla

Shorebirds
Sandpipers and Snipes (Scolopacidae)

Size: Length: 14-18 cm

Description: This uncommon migrant passes through the Rockies on its way to and from its arctic nesting grounds. It has a dark upper body with the brown feathers on the back, wing, and tail outlined in white. The buff coloured head has a white eye-streak. The sides are also buff coloured, while the throat, chest and belly are all solid white. The legs and beak are black. This is one of our tiniest shorebirds, not much larger than a sparrow. They feed on tiny insects and crustaceans.

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