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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
    • Playero Zancón (Spanish)
    • Bécasseau à échasses (French)
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