Dunlin - Calidris alpina

Length 7.5-8.5 in (19.1-21.6 cm)
Wingspan 1.0-1.2 ft (32.0-36.0 cm)
Weight 1.2-3.0 oz (33-85 g)
Clutch Size 4
Chicks at birth Precocial
IUCN Conservation Status Least Concern
Continents:NA, EU, AF, AS

The Dunlin is a smallish shorebird that is found along the coasts of North America, Europe, Asia and Africa. They are a little bit larger than Western and Least Sandpipers. You can recognize them in breeding season because of their black belly patch.

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