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Bird Species of the World's Boreal Forests

MAMMALS

   
Calidris mauri
Western Sandpiper

Description

Western Sandpiper Distinguishing Features - small; colouration: rusty crown and upperparts; white below with brownish "V" markings; legs blackish. Bill, slightly longer and curved downward, help distinguish it from the Least Sandpiper.

Habitat

Alaska and northwestern Canada and along the British Columbia coast; breeding habitat: mountain tundra; foraging habitat: shorelines with bare to sparse vegetative.

Diet

Aquatic prober/gleaner: small crustaceans, minnows, earthworms, aquatic insets and larvae.




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