Western Sandpiper

Calidris mauri

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The western sandpiper (Calidris mauri) is a small shorebird. The genus name is from Ancient Greek kalidris or skalidris, a term used by Aristotle for some grey-coloured waterside birds. The specific mauri commemorates Italian botanist Ernesto Mauri (1791–1836).

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  1. (c) Ross Millikan, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), https://www.inaturalist.org/photos/7260121
  2. (c) Wikipedia, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calidris_mauri

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