Common Names: Spotted Sandpiper
Sub-category: Sandpipers & Allies
Synonymous with Actitis macularia, the Spotted Sandpiper is a small shorebird. Adults have short yellowish legs and an orange bill with a dark tip. The body is brown on top and white underneath with black spots. Non-breeding birds do not have the spotted underparts. The Actitis species have a distinctive stiff-winged flight low over the water.
Found near beaches and coastal areas. These birds forage on ground or water, picking up food by sight. Spotted Sandpipers nest on the ground.
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