Common Sandpiper

Description: Slightly smaller than a starling, on short legs, this sandpiper presents a white belly, with the top from head to tail and the wings being olive-grey, with a fine dark pattern. In flight, the rounded tail with the white terminal bar can be visible. The length is 19-21 cm.

Habitat: It is a common bird, residing in water-bodies of various types and sizes. It prefers smaller rivers with wooded banks. It settles on absolutely open grassy banks, barren shallows, in gardens with a riverfront. The bird usually forages at the very water edge, on the open banks.

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