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Semipalmated Sandpiper - Calidris pusilla

Semipalmated Sandpiper - Calidris pusilla

A small shorebird, breeding in Canada. These birds forage on mudflats, picking up aquatic insects and crustaceans. This species is a long distance migrant, wintering in coastal South America.

Common Names

How to Identify

This species is in appearance very similar to Least Sandpiper. A distinguished characteristic is the color of the legs which are black.

Where & When to Spot

The only time I spotted this species happened in Flatrock, Newfoundland.

Semipalmated Sandpiper (Calidris pusilla)

Semipalmated Sandpiper (Calidris pusilla)

flatrock-cove - August 14, 2017

NIKON D500; TAMRON SP AF 150-600mm F5-6.3 VC USD A011N; Focal Length 600mm; Exposure 1/1250; Aperture f6.3; Iso 280;
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