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Dunlin

(Calidris alpina)
German name(s): "Alpenstrandläufer"
Size: 17-21 cm; wing span 32-36 cm
Weight: 45-65 g

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Physical description

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Taxonomy, classification

See Dunlin at Wikipedia .

Range, habitat, finding this species

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Sightings

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Photos

Race "alpina"

ADULT

Sex unknown

BREEDING

Near-lateral view of a Dunlin in breeding plumage (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Near Tromso airport, Tromso, Norway, June 2018]

Lateral view of a hunched Dunlin in breeding plumage (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Near Tromso airport, Tromso, Norway, June 2018]

Near-dorsal view of a Dunlin in breeding plumage (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Near Tromso airport, Tromso, Norway, June 2018]

Race "schinzii"

ADULT

Sex unknown

BREEDING

Small flock of Dunlins, mostly in breeding plumage, together with a few other waders (photo courtesy of J. Pires)
[Tejo estuary, Portugal, April 2018]

NON-BREEDING

Near-frontal view of a Dunlin in non-breeding plumage taking a bath (photo courtesy of J. Pires)
[Palhais, Barreiro, Setubal, Portugal, December 2017]

Lateral view of a Dunlin in non-breeding plumage taking a bath (photo courtesy of J. Pires)
[Palhais, Barreiro, Setubal, Portugal, January 2018]

Flock of roosting waders, almost all of which are Dunlins in non-breeding plumage and juveniles (photo courtesy of J. Pires)
[Palhais, Barreiro, Setubal, Portugal, December 2017]

Flock of roosting waders, almost all of which are Dunlins in non-breeding plumage and juveniles (photo courtesy of J. Pires)
[Tejo estuary, Portugal, March 2018]

Near-lateral view of a Dunlin in non-breeding plumage roosting together with a flock of Common Ringed Plovers
(photo courtesy of J. Pires)
[Montijo, Palhais, Setubal, Portugal, March 2019]

Three Dunlins in non-breeding plumage in flight (photo courtesy of J. Pires)
[Moita do Ribatejo, Setubal, Portugal, November 2018]

IMMATURE/JUVENILE

Frontal view of a juvenile Dunlin (photo courtesy of G. Pinelas)
[Lagoa de Albufeira, near Sesimbra, Setubal, Portugal, October 2017]

Near-frontal view of a Dunlin; the brown around the head and neck and the black spots down the front and flanks indicate that this is a juvenile (photo courtesy of G. Pinelas)
[Lagoa de Albufeira, near Sesimbra, Setubal, Portugal, October 2017]

Near-lateral view of a juvenile Dunlin (photo courtesy of G. Pinelas)
[Lagoa de Albufeira, near Sesimbra, Setubal, Portugal, October 2017]

Near-lateral view of a juvenile Dunlin (photo courtesy of G. Pinelas)
[Lagoa de Albufeira, near Sesimbra, Setubal, Portugal, October 2017]

Lateral view of a juvenile Dunlin (photo courtesy of G. Pinelas)
[Lagoa de Albufeira, near Sesimbra, Setubal, Portugal, October 2017]

Lateral view of a juvenile Dunlin (photo courtesy of G. Pinelas)
[Lagoa de Albufeira, near Sesimbra, Setubal, Portugal, October 2017]

Lateral view of a snoozing juvenile Dunlin (photo courtesy of G. Pinelas)
[Lagoa de Albufeira, near Sesimbra, Setubal, Portugal, October 2017]

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