Stilt Sandpiper

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Stilt Sandpiper

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

In its boldly barred breeding plumage, the Stilt Sandpiper is easily identified. In its gray nonbreeding plumage, it is much less distinctive and appears to be intermediate between a yellowlegs and a dowitcher.

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Other Names
  • Correlimos Zancolín (Spanish)
  • Bécasseau à échasses (French)
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