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|Baird's Sandpiper (Calidris bairdii)|
Single individual - Toronto Islands
Small to medium-sized sandpiper. Short neck. Moderately long, slightly drooping bill. Moderately long legs. Long wings extend past end of tail on resting bird. Dark center of rump and tail. Fairly distinct chest markings. Back scaly, with whitish edges to dark back feathers in some plumages.
The migration of the Baird's Sandpiper is long but rapid. After departing high-arctic breeding grounds and staging in southern Canada and the northern United States, most individuals travel 6,000 kilometers (3,700 miles) or more directly to northern South America, some going on as far as Tierra del Fuego. Many individuals complete the entire 15,000 kilometer (9,300 mile) journey in as few as 5 weeks.
(from "All About Birds")
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Fantastic image for details light and sharpness. Perfect background. Very very good picture. Regrds, Paolo
- [2010-08-31 6:33]
Excellent work here. Beautiful lighting and color and feather detail is outstanding. Gary
- [2010-08-31 6:43]
Fantastic photo of this Baird's Sandpiper, an uncommon bird. The sharpness and details are outstanding. Very beautiful in this colours and natural environment. Very good low POV and eye contact.