Scientific Name: Actitis hypoleucos Common Name: Common Sandpiper
Identifying Features: greyish-brown upperparts, white underparts, short dark-yellowish legs and feet, bill with a pale base and dark tip
- It is a gregarious bird and is seen in large flocks.
- It nests on the ground near freshwater. When threatened, the young may cling to their parent’s body to be flown away to safety
This image was clicked by Sonia Johnson – via Flickr.
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