Purple Sandpiper Identification

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Adult Description

  • Plump, medium-sized shorebird.
  • Mostly dark.
  • Medium-length bill, with slight droop at end.
  • Short, yellow legs.

Immature Description

Juvenile resembles breeding adult, but with white-edged feathers on the upperparts.
Relative Size

Relative Sizerobin sizedrobin-sized
  • Both Sexes
    • Length: 7.9-8.7 in (20-22 cm)
    • Weight: 1.8-3.7 oz (50-105 g)
    • Wingspan: 16.5-18.1 in (42-46 cm)