Least Sandpiper

Calidris minutilla

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The least sandpiper (Calidris minutilla) is the smallest shorebird. The genus name is from Ancient Greek kalidris or skalidris, a term used by Aristotle for some grey-coloured waterside birds. The specific minutilla is Medieval Latin for "very small".

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  1. (c) greglasley, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by Greg Lasley, http://www.inaturalist.org/photos/230314
  2. (c) Wikipedia, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calidris_minutilla

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