Sanderling

photo by JJ Harrison

Scientific classification

Order

Charadriiformes

Family

Scolopacidae

Subfamily

Calidris

Species

alba

Appearance

* Pretty small bird with pale greyish upperparts and whitish underparts
* Prominent white stripe on the wings en pretty short dark bill
* Size: about 19 cm

Habitat

Coastal areas

Countries

Africa
Americas
Asia
Europe
Oceania

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