two Stilt Sandpipers in fall plumage. Note barred flanks. Least SP in foreground.
This individual with much stronger barring and coloration that the one in the other pond:http://www.inaturalist.org/observations/678883
En Presa La Vega, Teuchitlán, Jalisco, México.
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.