Adult Dunlin

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Colouring Grey-brown head and back, grey breast, white lower
Voice Thin, reedy and vibrant
Feeds on Worms, insects and molluscs
Flight Fast and dashing, spectacular as flocks
Nesting Ground
Social Flocks
Adult Dunlin
Adult Dunlin
Page Last Updated 11/13/2019 12:24:59 PM
Base Information
Sex Both
Age Adult
Status Secure
Order Charadriiformes
Family Scolopacidae
Species Calidris alpina
Category Waders
StdName Dunlin
Vital Statistics
Length 6.3 to 7.9 ins
Weight 1.4 to 1.8 ozs
Wingspan 13.8 to 15.7 ins
Lifespan 1 to 10 years
Beak Length Long
Beak Width Narrow
Beak Shape General
Tail Length Short
Distribution YCommon RRare VVery Rare NNot Seen
Region EUYEurope
Region NAYNorth America
Country USYUnited States
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Bird Id - Bird Identification - Adult Dunlin (Species=Calidris alpina / Standard Name=Dunlin)