still in winter (basic) plumage
Stilt Sandpiper, Calidris himantopus, Playero Zancon, Aves, Tabasco, Mexico
Jonuta Road, Tabasco, México 23-nov-2013.
Aparece también un Lesser Yellowlegs atras
Las Coloradas, alrededor de Ría Lagartos, Yucatán, México
Staked-out rarity; a new county bird for me in Alameda
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.