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Semipalmated Sandpiper Identification

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Adult Description

Small sandpiper. Short neck. Moderately long bill, may droop slightly at tip. Moderately long legs. Black center of rump and tail. Legs black. Back gray-brown. Chest usually only lightly marked. Short webbing between toes (hard to see).

Immature Description

Juvenile similar to adult, but with more scaly pattern on back.
Relative Size

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  • Both Sexes
    • Length: 5.9-7.1 in (15-18 cm)
    • Weight: 0.6-1.8 oz (18-51.5 g)
    • Wingspan: 13.8-14.6 in (35-37 cm)

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