Sanderling

Calidris alba

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The sanderling (Calidris alba) is a small wading bird. The name derives from Old English sand-yrðling, "sand-ploughman". The genus name is from Ancient Greek kalidris or skalidris, a term used by Aristotle for some grey-coloured waterside birds. The specific alba is Latin for "white".

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  1. (c) 116916927065934112165, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND), uploaded by Matt Muir, https://picasaweb.google.com/116916927065934112165/MustangPadreIslandBiodiversity#6013454847350048450
  2. (c) Wikipedia, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calidris_alba

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