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Sandpiper, Stilt bird pictures


Sandpiper, Stilt bird picturesSTILT SANDPIPER
233. Micropalama himantopus. 9 inches.

These seem to be one of the least abundant of our shore birds, single individuals being found in flocks of other species rather than in flocks by themselves.

Bill slender and only moderately long. In summer the entire under parts are a rusty white, closely barred with blackish. In winter they are gray above and white below.