Pectoral Sandpiper

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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
  • Correlimos Pectoral (Spanish)
  • Bécasseau à poitrine cendrée (French)
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