Dunlin

Silhouette SandpipersSandpipers

Dunlin

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

The Dunlin is a familiar shorebird around the world, where its bright reddish back and black belly, and long, drooping bill distinguish it from nearly all other shorebirds. It breeds across the top of both North America and Eurasia, and winters along coasts around the northern hemisphere.

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Other Names
  • Correlimos Común (Spanish)
  • Bécasseau variable (French)
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