Friday, 11 January 2013

bird #4 : Sanderlings

Common Name: Sanderling

Scientific Name: Calidris alba

Description: 7- 8.5 inches; White underparts and light grey upperparts; black bills and legs; dark shoulder mark. Breeding Plumage: Reddish–Brown head and chest.

Habitat: Sandy beaches

Statue: migrant, non-breeding resident; large flocks at Six Men’s and Oistin



Molting to breeding plumage