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Spotted Sandpiper

Actitis macularia

Photo:Dr. Lloyd Glenn Ingles
Spotted Sandpiper. Photo:Dr. Lloyd Glenn Ingles

As a juvenile, this sandpiper looks much the same as the other members of its taxanomic family, displaying a gray-brown back and white underbelly. When breeding, however, the spotted sandpiper develops distinctive black spots on its white underbelly.

Map of Spotted Sandpiper in Canada
Distribution of Spotted Sandpiper in Canada

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