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Point Pelee National Park of Canada

Birds of Point Pelee National Park

Image of: Sandpiper, Buff-breasted
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Sandpiper, Buff-breasted
-Tryngites subruficollis (Vieillot)

Bill shorter than head. A very buffy sandpiper, the buff colouration extending over all the under parts, darkest on breast becoming buffy white on abdomen and under tail coverts. In autumn the feathers of the back are narrowly margined with white. The extensive buff on the under parts combined with considerable dark marbling and spotting on inner webs of the flight feathers readily identifies it in the hand. Bill blackish, paler near base. Legs greenish yellow.