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Sanderling (Image ID 31657)
Photographed byWilliam Betts on Tue 28th Feb, 2017 and uploaded by McKinley Moens on Mon 27th Aug, 2018 .
CommentSanderling: Score 67%
Scientific Name: Calidris alba
Summer Breeding Grounds: North America, High Arctic - highest numbers in Canadian Arctic, Greenland, Iceland, & Siberia, Russia
Overall Size: 18 - 21cm
Conservation Status (BWL): Least Concern

This species was misidentified as Red-necked Stint x2, Little Stint x1

The Sanderling is distinguishable from the Red-necked Stint by the lore colour. The lore of the Sanderling is light whereas the Red-necked Stint has a dark loral stripe.

The Sanderling is also distinguishable from the Little Stint by the lore colour (Sanderling has a light lore, Little Stint has a dark loral stripe).

Some other identifying features for the Sanderling are:

- Dark wing bend (sometimes hidden by breast feathers)

- Legs black

- No hind toe on foot

- Bold white wing-bar, visible in flight

- Mostly white underparts, sometimes all-white
LocationRottnest island (Western Australia)
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