A juvenile foraging on the beach.

A juvenile foraging on the beach.
Species: Semipalmated Sandpiper   Calidris pusilla
Author: Christophe Gouraud
Sunday, September 7, 2008
Added to IBC: 24 Sep 2009 - 10:48
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Altitude (m): 
6 meters


Submitted by dunlin.dm@bluem... on
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Dear Christophe,


The bird in the picture is a juvenile Baird's Sandpiper, not a Semipalmated Sandpiper. Check out the long primary projection of the same length as the visible tertials and exceeding the tail, which are typical for this species and exclude Semipalmated Sandpiper.




Submitted by Christophe Gouraud on
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Dear David,

thank you for your comment.

Editing of this IBC material is not currently available due to technical changes related to the transition to Macaulay Library.

I'll let the IBC team know and I hope they gonna be able to make the change.

Best regards,


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Christophe Gouraud, IBC948607. Accessible at hbw.com/ibc/948607.

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Christophe Gouraud, IBC948607. Photo of Semipalmated Sandpiper Calidris pusilla at Pointe-aux-Outardes Nature Park, Canada. Accessible at hbw.com/ibc/948607.

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