Dunlin

Calidris alpina

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The dunlin (Calidris alpina) is a small wader, sometimes separated with the other "stints" in Erolia. The English name is a dialect form of "dunling", first recorded in 1531–2. It derives from "dun", "dull brown ", with the -ling suffix meaning "concerned with". The genus name is from Ancient Greek kalidris or skalidris, a term used by Aristotle for some grey-coloured waterside birds. The specific alpina is from Latin and means "of high mountains",

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  1. (c) Paul Reeves, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), https://www.inaturalist.org/photos/65881975
  2. (c) Wikipedia, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA), https://hub.toolforge.org/P3151:3857?lang=

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