wings tapering underside

Looking like a little mechanical toy, the Sanderling chases the waves up and down the beach, snatching tiny shellfish, shrimps, sandhoppers, and other small animals thrown up by the water. It lives on coasts for most of the year, except for its brief breeding season in the tundra of jsrt^"-'.. sprint the Arctic region. It usually occurs in flocks, at times with other shorebirds.

• nest a hollow in the ground, lined with lichens.

• DISTRIBUTION Breeds in Arctic Canada. Greenland, and Siberia. Winters on coasts throughout most of the world.


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Migration Mjgram

Family Scol.DPACIDAK

Species philomachus pugnax

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