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Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
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Charadriiformes > Scolopacidae

Dunlin

Calidris alpina

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Identification

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Smallish shorebird, slightly larger than stints and “peeps,” with a long bill that droops slightly at the end. Breeding plumage is distinctive with bright rufous back and black belly. In fall and winter, Grayish-brown above with paler belly. Often in large flocks on mudflats and beaches, occasionally mixing with other shorebirds. Gives loud, high, slightly buzzy “weep” and “cheep” calls.

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