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    Pectoral Sandpiper

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

    A medium-sized, chunky shorebird, the Pectoral Sandpiper is found most commonly on mudflats with short grass or weedy vegetation and seems more at home in the grass than in the water.

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    Other Names
    • Playero Pectoral (Spanish)
    • Bécasseau à poitrine cendrée (French)
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