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Charadriiformes > Scolopacidae

Least Sandpiper

Calidris minutilla

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Smallest shorebird; sparrow-sized but with longer wings. Falls into category called "peeps." Darkest, brownest "peep," especially on the back. Yellow-green legs can be muddy and darkened, but otherwise a safe clue for separating from other small shorebirds. Breeds on arctic tundra.

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