White-rumped Sandpiper

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White-rumped Sandpiper

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

Unique among the small sandpipers known as "peeps," the White-rumped Sandpiper shows white above the base of the tail. Its striking rump, along with its distinctive call note, make it readily identifiable in the midst of a flock of flying small shorebirds.

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Other Names
  • Correlimos Culiblanco (Spanish)
  • Bécasseau à croupion blanc (French)
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