Sunday, 24 March 2013

Bird #26: Least Sandpiper

Name: Least Sandpiper
Scientific Name: Calidris minutilla      
Description: 5-6.5 inches; small sandpiper; yellowish-green feet; underparts white with marking on breast; white rump with a little black in tail feathers; upperparts brownish; thin bill with a slight  drooping tip; Breeding: upperparts mottling reddish brown plumage.
Habitat: mud flaps
Least Sandpipers are non-breeding migrant to the island. Large flocks can be seen on mud flaps throughout the island.