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    Upland Sandpiper

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    Upland Sandpiper

    Bartramia longicauda
    • ORDER: Charadriiformes
    • FAMILY: Scolopacidae
    Basic Description

    A shorebird of grasslands, not shores, the Upland Sandpiper inhabits native prairie and other open grassy areas in North America. Once abundant in the Great Plains, it has undergone steady population declines since the mid-19th century, because of hunting and loss of habitat.

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    Other Names
    • Zarapito Ganga (Spanish)
    • Maubèche des champs (French)
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