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Rock Sandpiper --(Calidris ptilocnemis) (69218 bytes)

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Rock Sandpiper
Calidris ptilocnemis

I probably did not need to keep all of these pictures of the Rock Sandpipers, but I had a hard time deciding which ones to keep. I justified the decision to keep them by noting that they showed variation in the transition to breeding plumage.

Location: Sitka National Historical Park, Sitka, Alaska

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