Western Sandpiper (Calidris mauri)

The Western Sandpiper is a small sandpiper species, found in the pacific coast of Costa Rica during September as they migrate south to escape winter. They are recognized by having black legs and all black bill, a combination that no other similar sandpiper in this geographic range shows. Their underparts are entirely white, with upperparts being streaked in orange and brown. They wade in shallow mud flats to catch small crustaceans and insects.

Western Sandpiper, Non-breeding - Calidris mauri - Correlimos Occidental (Patudo, Becacina), Plumaje No Reproductivo (3)

A Western Sandpiper wading in a saline pond very close to myself

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