13 November, 2009

Common Sandpiper

Scientific Name: Actitis hypoleucos

Population Estimate: 2.6M - 3.2M

Range: Throughout Africa, Europe, Asia and Australia.

Field Notes: Medium-sized shore bird with proportionate bill. Drab back but bright white breast and striking eye-ring. White wedge between neck and wing. Non-breeding Spotted Sandpiper is similar but does not generally overlap in range.

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