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(Calidris alba)
German name(s): "Sanderling"
Size: 16-22 cm; wing span 40-45 cm
Weight: 40-100 g

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Physical description

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Taxonomy, classification

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Lateral view of a Sanderling in non-breeding plumage (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[November 2017]


Lateral view of an immature Sanderling in the wash of a receding wave; note the crisp spangled pattern on the back and the brownish hues on the shoulder bar and around the eye (photo courtesy of M. Thomas)
[Römö Island, Denmark, in September 2017]

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