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A photo of a Stilt Sandpiper (Calidris himantopus)
Stilt Sandpiper

Stilt Sandpiper

Calidris himantopus

The stilt sandpiper (Calidris himantopus) is a small shorebird.

This species resembles the curlew sandpiper in its curved bill, long neck, pale supercilium and white rump. It is readily distinguished from that species by its much longer and paler legs, which give rise to its common and scientific names. It also lacks an obvious wing bar in flight. Breeding adults are distinctive, heavily barred beneath, and with reddish patches above and below the supercilium. The back is brown with darker feather centres. Winter plumage is basically gray above and white below. Juvenile stilt sandpipers resemble the adults in their strong head pattern and brownish back, but they are not barred below, and show white fringes on the back feathering.

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A study of Stilt Sandpipers found that the longest billed females and shortest billed males where the first to pair off.

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