Dorsal view of individual in breeding plumage.

Dorsal view of individual in breeding plumage.
Species: Semipalmated Sandpiper   Calidris pusilla
Author: Miriam Bauman
Saturday, May 15, 2010
Added to IBC: 22 Jul 2011 - 22:28
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Altitude (m): 
174 meters


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Dear Miriam,


The bird in the photo is a Sanderling (Calidris alba) in adult breeding plumage. The chestnut-black barred scapulars are typical of this species / plumage.


Best wishes,


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Miriam Bauman, IBC982884. Accessible at

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Miriam Bauman, IBC982884. Photo of Semipalmated Sandpiper Calidris pusilla at Point Pelee National Park, Canada. Accessible at

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