Scientific Name: Calidris alpina Common Name: Dunlin
Identifying Features: black-brown wings, white head and neck with small black streaks, black belly, white undertail, black legs, long black bill
- Highly gregarious in winter, sometimes forming large flocks on coastal mudflats or sandy beaches.
- Majority of brood care is provided by the male, as the female deserts the brood and often leaves the breeding area.
This image was clicked by budgora – via Flickr.
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