Buff-breasted Sandpiper

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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
  • Correlimos Canelo (Spanish)
  • Bécasseau roussâtre (French)
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