Friday, July 30, 2010

Spotted Sandpiper

Spotted Sandpipers have these frontal spots when in breeding plumage. Non-breeding, there are no spots their fronts are only white. Females are a bit on the polygamist side, having more than one mate during a breeding season. The females let the males tend their nests.

These Sandpipers forage along the shoreline, eating aquatic invertebrates. They also snag flying insects out of the air.


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