Semipalmated Sandpiper

Calidris pusilla

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The semipalmated sandpiper (Calidris pusilla) is a very 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 pusilla is Latin for "very small".

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  1. (c) 116916927065934112165, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA), uploaded by Matt Muir, https://picasaweb.google.com/116916927065934112165/INaturalistOrgNaturePhotos#5740129461120256978
  2. (c) Wikipedia, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA), http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calidris_pusilla

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