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Point Pelee National Park of Canada

Birds of Point Pelee National Park

Image of: Sandpiper, Spotted
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Sandpiper, Spotted
-Actitis macularia (Linnaeus)

Adults in breeding plumage are unmistakable with roundish black spots on the white under parts and a slightly metallic lustre to the greyish-brown upper parts. Autumn birds have unspotted white under parts, shading to grey on upper breast, and narrow dusky bars on wing coverts. Separable from Solitary Sandpiper by all-white axillars.