Sunday, 25 August 2013

Bird #63: Western Sandpiper




Common Name:
Western Sandpiper

Scientific Name:
Calidris mauri        

Description:
5-5.75 inches; long bill, thick base, slightly drooping tip; black legs; underparts white. Breeding: reddish brown crown, ear patch; heavily marked breast. Non-Breeding: upperparts greyish brown.

Habitat:
Mud flaps, seashores etc

Statue:
non-breeding migrant; migrant; winter resident

References:
Websites:
Whatbird