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    • Calidris melanotos
    • Calidris melanotus
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    • Pilrito-de-colete
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    • bécasseau à poitrine cendrée
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    • Pectoral Sandpiper
  • Spanish
    • Playero pectoral
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What

Pectoral Sandpiper Calidris melanotos

Observer

rwp84

Date

October 20, 2014

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What

Pectoral Sandpiper Calidris melanotos

Observer

novembergale

Date

October 14, 2014 01:45 PM EDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Pectoral Sandpiper Calidris melanotos

Observer

steveattwood

Date

February 20, 2014

Description

I was delighted to find a small group of pectoral sandpipers among the sharp tailed sandpipers and wrybill at Ellesmere's Crescent Island

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What

Pectoral Sandpiper Calidris melanotos

Observer

grahame

Date

February 12, 2014

Description

A passable shot of a pectoral Sandpiper.
Note the sharp line of the breast plumage and the yellow at the base of the bill.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Pectoral sandpiper Calidris melanotos

Observer

greenrosettas

Date

October 12, 2014

Description

Observed on the northern side of pond # 1.

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What

Pectoral Sandpiper Calidris melanotos

Observer

nicolasolejnik

Date

October 30, 2011

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Observer

nicolasolejnik

Date

October 30, 2011

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What

Pectoral Sandpiper Calidris melanotos

Date

September 26, 2012

Photos / Sounds

What

Pectoral Sandpiper Calidris melanotos

Observer

dpom

Date

September 29, 2014 09:06 AM PDT

Photos / Sounds

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What

Playero pectoral Calidris melanotos

Observer

atakamara

Date

September 24, 2014 10:23 AM MDT

Place

La Paz (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

What

Pectoral Sandpiper Calidris melanotos

Observer

jmaughn

Date

September 23, 2014

Photos / Sounds

What

Pectoral Sandpiper Calidris melanotos

Observer

fabflockfinder

Date

September 24, 2014 08:51 AM PDT

Description

5 birds.

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Description from Wikipedia

The Pectoral Sandpiper (Calidris melanotos) is a small, migratory wader that breeds in North America and Asia, wintering in South America and Oceania. It eats small invertebrates. Its nest, a hole scraped in the ground and with a thick lining, is deep enough to protect its four eggs from the cool breezes of its breeding grounds. The pectoral sandpiper is 21 cm long, with a wingspan of 46 cm.

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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.