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calidris himantopus

  1. Stilt Sandpiper

    Stilt Sandpiper

    Stilt Sandpiper (Calidris himantopus)
  2. Stilt Sandpiper

    Stilt Sandpiper

    Molting into first alternate plumage, Stilt Sandpipers like to forage belly up in shallow water as seen here. They are sometimes placed in the monotypic genus "Micropalama." In structure they appear intermediate between typical "Calidris" and "Tringa."
  3. Stilt Sandpiper

    Stilt Sandpiper

  4. Stilt Sandpiper in Flight

    Stilt Sandpiper in Flight

    Stilt Sandpiper (Calidris himantopus)
  5. Solitary Sandpiper

    Solitary Sandpiper

    Stilt Sandpiper (Tringa solitaria)
  6. Stilt Sandpiper P1240255.jpg

    Stilt Sandpiper P1240255.jpg

  7. Stilt Sandpiper

    Stilt Sandpiper

    Credit goes to Mike Ambrose for finding this bird and getting word out promptly. This was probably the most cooperative Stilt Sandpiper I have ever encountered. This species is a rare migrant on the West Coast from breeding grounds in arctic Alaska and Canada to wintering grounds in South...
  8. Stilt Sandpiper

    Stilt Sandpiper

    Stilt Sandpiper (Calidris himantopus)
  9. Stilt Sandpiper

    Stilt Sandpiper

    Stilt Sandpiper (Calidris himantopus) banking.
  10. Stilt Sandpiper

    Stilt Sandpiper

    Becasseau a echasses
  11. Stilt Sandpiper

    Stilt Sandpiper

    The curved bill helps identify this species. This individual appears to be molting into breeding plumage. I suspect it is an immature bird (first alternate plumage) with fresh solid gray basic-like scapulars overlying more typical black centered breeding feathers. The barring on the...
  12. 85- Calidris himantopus Stilt Sandpiper- 1 octobre 2014.jpg

    85- Calidris himantopus Stilt Sandpiper- 1 octobre 2014.jpg

    Bécasseau à échasses - Calidris himantopus - Stilt Sandpiper
  13. Stilt Sandpiper

    Stilt Sandpiper

  14. Wintering Stilt Sandpipers

    Wintering Stilt Sandpipers

  15. Stilt Sandpiper (breeding plumage [almost])

    Stilt Sandpiper (breeding plumage [almost])

    Stilt Sandpiper (Calidris himantopus) Sexes similar. Photographed in Hazel Bazemore County Park, Calallen, Nueces County, Texas, USA. Small shallow pond in the Nueces River floodplain at ca. 1 m (3.3 ft) elevation.
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