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Sanderling
 
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Scientific Name:
Calidris alba
Location(s):
Afghanistan, Africa, Alabama, Alaska, Albania, Alberta, Angola, Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Arizona, Arkansas, Asia, Atlantic Islands, Australasia, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Bermuda, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, British Columbia, British Isles, British Virgin Islands, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burundi, California, Canada, Caribbean Read more
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IUCN
The global population is estimated to number c.620,000-700,000 individuals (Wetlands International, 2006), while national population estimates include: c.1,000-10,000 individuals on migration and c.1,000-10,000 wintering individuals in China; c.50-1,000 individuals on migration and c.50-1,000 winter ...
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Wikipedia
It is somewhat unlike other sandpipers in appearance, which has led to the suggestion that it should be placed into a monotypic genus Crocethia. A more recent review (Thomas et al., 2004) indicates, however, that the sanderling is a fairly typical "stint" or small sandpiper and should be separated from the large knots with its closest relatives in a distinct genus. ...
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