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Least Sandpiper (Calidris minutilla)

Order: Charadriiformes
Family: Scolopacidae
Genus: Calidris
Species: minutilla


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This bird has been reportedly found in the following regions:

Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Traverse City, Michigan

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Member Notes:

Neutral audsrz On Jan 5, 2011, audsrz from Traverse City, MI
(Zone 5a) wrote:

This bird is a prime example of "size isn't everything".The smallest of the shore birds, the least lays the largest eggs relative to size. Beginning birders will pick out this specie most easily by it's lighter colored legs.

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