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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

  • Semipalmated Sandpiper (en)
  • Correlimos semipalmeado (es)
  • Bécasseau semipalmé (fr)
  • Sandstrandläufer (de)

Taxonomy

  • Charadriiformes
  • Scolopacidae
  • Calidris pusilla

Where & When to Spot

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

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.

Photos

Semipalmated Sandpiper (Calidris pusilla)

Semipalmated Sandpiper (Calidris pusilla)

flatrock-cove - 2017-08-14

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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