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Charadriiformes > Scolopacidae

Solitary Sandpiper

Tringa solitaria

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Often alone. Smaller than Lesser Yellowlegs, with greener legs. Generally gray above and white below, with fine white speckling on wings and usually distinctive white spectacles. Tips body like Spotted Sandpiper, but movement isn't as quick and dramatic. Spring migration is short and fast, more likely to be seen in fall in the continental U.S. Winters in Central and South America.

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