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SPOTTED SANDPIPER

SANDPIPERS, SNIPES, WOODCOCKS

Family Scolopacidae

This family of birds possess slender bills which can vary considerably in length.   They primarily feed on invertebrates although some may include fish, amphibians, and plant material in their diet as well.  Over the course of a year, these birds can be found in a variety of habitats.  Sanderlings lack the small hind toe.

 

Female spotted sandpipers fight other females for territory.  A female typically ruffles her neck feathers as she chooses among the males for a mate.  Spotted sandpipers feed on fish and aquatic arthropods.

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