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Western sandpiper

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Western sandpiper (Calidris mauri)

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Western Sandpiper (calidris mauri)

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WESTERN SANDPIPERS foraging Calidris mauri

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Western Sandpipers (Calidris mauri) Hundreds of SWARMING SANDPIPERS

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Western Sandpiper, Calidris mauri feeding, preening.

The western sandpiper is a small shorebird. The genus name is from Ancient Greek kalidris or skalidris, a term used by Aristotle for some grey-coloured waterside birds. The specific mauri commemorates Italian botanist Ernesto Mauri (1791–1836).
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