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Birds - Least Sandpiper
Class:Aves Order:Charadriiformes Family:Scolopacidae Genus:Calidris


Least Sandpiper, Calidris minutilla. A very small shorebird that nests, eats and breeds near the water. The belly is white, the chest lightly dusted with tan spots and the back will vary incoloring depending on the maturity of the bird. The back of a juvenile is striking, red and golden, circled in white. Older males are grayish in color. Least Sandpiper photographed by Nick Varvel at Quivira National Wildlife Refuge.

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