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Point Pelee National Park of Canada

Birds of Point Pelee National Park

Image of: Sandpiper, Solitary
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Sandpiper, Solitary
-Tringa solitaria Wilson


Upper parts including rump very dark blackish-brown with slight green sheen, speckled in summer adults with white, in immatures with buffy white. Legs, dark olive-green. Heavy black-and-white barring of axillars distinguishes it from similar small sandpipers. Yellowlegs have finer and sparser barring on the axillars but are decidedly larger and have bright-yellow legs and whitish upper tail coverts.

 


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