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Length 17 cm
Juvenile - similar to breeding adult white belly but lacks the streaked flanks
 Similar Species
Can be confused with Dunlin.
It's placed in the genus Calidris by some authorities.
There are 2 subspecies:
Mainly coastal. Also salt pools, gravel pits, brackish mudflats, lagoons, riversides, lakes and marshes on migration.
During breeding season found in very wet quagmires.
The nest is a ground scrape. The clutch usually contains 4 eggs.
The diet includes insects and other small invertebrates.
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