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  • Scientific Names
    • Calidris himantopus
    • Calidris himantopis
    • Micropalama himantopus
  • French
    • bécasseau à échasses
  • Spanish
    • Playero zancón
  • English
    • Stilt Sandpiper
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    • STSA
  • Portuguese
    • Pilrito-pernilongo

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Stilt Sandpiper Calidris himantopus

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cullen

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May 7, 2015 02:09 PM CDT

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stilt sandpiper Calidris himantopus

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sambiology

Date

May 7, 2015

Description

Lots of sandpipers -- man, oh man, did they look so similar. Greg was there to give some guidance. Hopefully I have this ID correct...

Liam was fond of the smell.

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Stilt Sandpiper Calidris himantopus

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fm5050

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April 19, 2015 05:13 PM EDT

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Stilt Sandpiper Calidris himantopus

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kucycads

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May 2, 2015

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Stilt Sandpiper Calidris himantopus

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robberfly

Date

May 7, 2015

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After lunch, the Birders had amassed at the Sandpiper area. This was downwind of a sewage treatment and I was informed you are not a birder till you are...downwind of...sewage.

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Playero zancón Calidris himantopus

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atakamara

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April 29, 2015 10:39 AM MDT

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Stilt Sandpiper Calidris himantopus

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mikaelb

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April 23, 2015 09:46 AM CDT

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Stilt Sandpiper Calidris himantopus

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blubayou

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April 8, 2015 09:27 AM CDT

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Stilt Sandpiper Calidris himantopus

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miwasatoshi

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February 5, 2011

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Stilt sandpiper Calidris himantopus

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ericisley

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May 7, 2004

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Stilt Sandpiper Calidris himantopus

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annikaml

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May 6, 2012 11:57 AM CDT

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Stilt Sandpiper Calidris himantopus

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annikaml

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September 5, 2012 02:16 PM CDT
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Description from Wikipedia

The Stilt Sandpiper (Calidris himantopus) or Micropalama himantopus, is a small shorebird; it bears some resemblance to the smaller calidrid sandpipers or "stints". DNA sequence information is incapable of determining whether it should be placed in Calidris or in the monotypic genus Micropalama. It appears most closely allied with the Curlew Sandpiper, which is another aberrant species only tentatively placed in Calidris and could conceivably separated with it in Erolia.

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Conservation Summary

Source: BirdLife International (2011) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 31/07/2011.