Merlin

Rock Sandpiper Identification

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Adult Description

Plump, medium-sized shorebird. Medium-length bill, with slight droop at end. Short, yellow legs. Mostly dark. Broad white stripe in wings.

Immature Description

Juvenile scaly all over back, with reddish on shoulders, chest white whitish with heavy streaks and spots.
Relative Size

Relative Sizerobin sizedrobin-sized
Measurements
  • Both Sexes
    • Length: 7.1-9.4 in (18-24 cm)
    • Weight: 2.0-4.6 oz (57-130 g)