|Copyright: PETER TAMAS (sirianul)
|Date Taken: 2011-06-04|
|Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark IV, Canon EF500/4L IS|
|Exposure: f/8, 1/4000 seconds|
|Details: Tripod: Yes|
|More Photo Info: [view]|
|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2012-08-24 17:15|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|An abundant small shorebird, the Semipalmated Sandpiper breeds in the Arctic and winters along the coasts of South America.|
Small sandpiper. Short neck. Moderately long bill, may droop slightly at tip. Moderately long legs. Black center of rump and tail. Legs black. Back gray-brown. Chest usually only lightly marked. Short webbing between toes (hard to see).
•Semipalmated Sandpipers from eastern populations probably undertake nonstop transoceanic flights of 3,000 - 4,000 km (1,900 - 2,500 mi) from New England and southern Canada to South America, powered by extensive fat reserves.
•The Semipalmated Sandpiper gets its common name from the short webs between its toes ("palmated" means webbed). The Western Sandpiper is the only other small sandpiper with similarly webbed toes.
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