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Charadriiformes > Scolopacidae

Willet

Tringa semipalmata

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Large shorebird most often seen towering above Sanderlings on coastal beaches. Bill is relatively thick and longer than the head. Plain gray overall with more barring in summer. Very distinctive black-and-white wing pattern. Bluish-gray legs. Two subspecies; "Eastern" breeds in saltmarshes along East Coast of U.S.; "Western" breeds in marshy grasslands in the Interior West.

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