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Point Pelee National Park of Canada

Birds of Point Pelee National Park

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Sandpiper, White-rumped
-Calidris fuscicollis (Vieillot)

A small sandpiper with straight bill about as long as the head. The only small, moderately short-legged sandpiper with a complete white rump patch. Might be confused with Stilt Sandpiper, which also has a white rump and is somewhat similar in autumn dress, but the Stilt Sandpiper's longer bill is abruptly broadened near the tip, and its legs are much longer than those of the White-rump, extending the feet well beyond the tip of the folded wing.