Scientific Name: Calidris ferruginea Common Name: Curlew Sandpiper
Identifying Features: dark brown upper parts, reddish-brown head and underparts, white undertail, black long bill, black legs
- Highly gregarious, and will form flocks with other calidrid waders, particularly dunlin.
- It forages in soft mud on marshes and the coast. It mostly eats insects and other small invertebrates.
This image was clicked by Nick Brischuk – via Flickr.
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