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Sanderling (Calidris alba)

Appearance:

An energetic, stocky and robust wader. Black legs and bill. Black wing-bend (not always visible), and broad white wing-bars framed in black. Summer plumage with rufous head and back. Winter and juvenile plumaged birds gives a much whiter impression than all congeners, with light grey upperparts and pure white underside. Juveniles with star-shaped, black markings on back. Lacks hind toe.

Sound:

Call not very diagnostic; a short and soft "pleet" or "keek".

Contact call:

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Distribution:

IUCN Redlist Map

Ecology:

Birdlife ecology

Links:

Observation.org Latest observations

Video IBC

Image search Flickr NB! May give other species

Sound search at Xeno-canto

Featherbase

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Sounds:Recorded by Andrew Spencer,http://www.xeno-canto.org ,CC license



Facts:

Length (cm):
20-21
Wingspan (cm):
40-45
Weight (gram):
44-70
Size group:
Thrush-size
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