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  • Scientific Names
    • Calidris melanotos
    • Calidris melanotus
  • Portuguese
    • Pilrito-de-colete
  • French
    • bécasseau à poitrine cendrée
  • English
    • Pectoral Sandpiper
  • Spanish
    • Playero pectoral
  • Aou 4 Letter Codes
    • PESA

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What

Pectoral Sandpiper Calidris melanotos

Observer

annikaml

Date

August 19, 2013 04:35 PM CDT

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Pectoral Sandpiper Calidris melanotos

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kylejones

Date

September 14, 2014

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Pectoral Sandpiper Calidris melanotos

Observer

keimwj

Date

August 31, 2014 11:34 AM EDT

Description

31 Aug 2014.
Cape May Point State Park, Cape May Co, NJ.
Found at a small pond.

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What

Pectoral Sandpiper Calidris melanotos

Observer

brianw

Date

August 30, 2014

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Square

What

Pectoral Sandpiper Calidris melanotos

Observer

annikaml

Date

September 6, 2014 05:05 PM CDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

PESA Calidris melanotos

Observer

zcota

Date

September 3, 2014

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Pectoral Sandpiper Calidris melanotos

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pbedell

Date

September 3, 2014

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What

Pectoral Sandpiper Calidris melanotos

Observer

fabflockfinder

Date

September 4, 2014 12:33 PM PDT

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Square

What

Pectoral Sandpiper Calidris melanotos

Observer

fm5050

Date

August 31, 2014 12:26 PM EDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

PESA Calidris melanotos

Observer

zcota

Date

August 28, 2014

Description

Larger sandpiper to the back of the group on the left.

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No photos or sounds

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Pectoral Sandpiper Calidris melanotos

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dweeks

Date

August 5, 2012 09:06 AM EDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Pectoral Sandpiper Calidris melanotos

Observer

gyrrlfalcon

Date

August 21, 2014 08:07 AM EDT

Description

Dominant shorebird today

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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.