Common Sandpiper

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

Fun Facts:

  • 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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