19 March, 2013

Curlew Sandpiper

Scientific Name: Calidris ferruginea

Population Estimate: 1.8M - 1.9M

Range / Habitat: Breeds in the tundra of Siberia. Migrates to Africa, Australasia or India.

Field Notes: Medium-sized waders, breeding adult has patterned dark grey upperparts and brick-red underparts. Winter bird bird is pale grey above and white below, and shows an obvious white supercilium. Legs brown-grey. Similar to Dunlin but with longer down-curved bill, longer neck and legs and a white rump.

Personal Notes: Seen at Donana National Park, Spain.

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