Medium sized sandpiper. Winter plumage. Gray throughout with white underneath with a white eye stripe. Long black beak and yellow legs.
Yuma County, Arizona, US
Left-hand bird along with Long-billed Dowitchers
03 Sep 2015.
Green Lane Reservoir, Montgomery Co, PA.
Note tail pattern
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.