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    Buff-breasted Sandpiper

    Calidris subruficollis
    • ORDER: Charadriiformes
    • FAMILY: Scolopacidae
    Basic Description

    A delicate dove-headed shorebird, the Buff-breasted Sandpiper is found primarily in migration in areas of short grass. It migrates primarily through the middle of the continent from its arctic breeding grounds to southern South America.

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    Other Names
    • Playero Ocre (Spanish)
    • Bécasseau roussâtre (French)
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