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Least Sandpiper (Calidris minutilla)
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Least Sandpiper (Calidris minutilla)

General Description: Least Sandpipers (Calidris minutilla) are very small, short-legged shorebirds that are dark-mottled gray above and white under, with a short-thin bill that droops slightly at the tip, and bright yellow legs. During the breeding season, the breast is heavily streaked with dark brown; otherwise it is white. The key is to look for yellow legs on a short-legged sandpiper.

Taxonomy: Charadriiformes, Scolopacidae, Scolopacinae.

Favored Habitat: Edges of ponds and marshes; mudflats.

Least Sandpiper (Calidris minutilla)

Where to Find: Around Las Vegas, look for Least Sandpipers at the Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve, the Pahranagat Valley, and the Overton Wildlife Management Area.

Comments:

Least Sandpiper (Calidris minutilla) If you were a tasty water bug or a little fly larvae, this might be the last face you ever see!
Least Sandpiper (Calidris minutilla) Least Sandpiper (Calidris minutilla)
Least Sandpiper (Calidris minutilla) Least Sandpiper (Calidris minutilla)
Least Sandpiper (Calidris minutilla) Least Sandpiper (Calidris minutilla)
Least Sandpiper (Calidris minutilla) Least Sandpiper (Calidris minutilla)
Least Sandpiper (Calidris minutilla) Least Sandpiper (Calidris minutilla)
Least Sandpiper (Calidris minutilla) Least Sandpiper (Calidris minutilla)

Note: All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate.
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