An adult in full summer plumage

An adult in full summer plumage
Species: Semipalmated Sandpiper   Calidris pusilla
Author: Dubi Shapiro
Friday, June 22, 2018
Added to IBC: 3 Nov 2018 - 18:26
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Altitude (m): 
2 meters


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Dear Dubi,


I think there has been a mislabelling of this picture as it shows an adult Western Sandpiper (Calidris mauri). The long breeding plumage scapulars with chestnut base and black tip are typical for this species.




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Dubi Shapiro, IBC1527142. Accessible at

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Dubi Shapiro, IBC1527142. Photo of Semipalmated Sandpiper Calidris pusilla at Barrow, USA (United States). Accessible at

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