Sharp-tailed Sandpiper (Calidris acuminata)
Range: eastern Asia to Australia

Fig. 1. Alternate-plumaged adult Sharp-tailed Sandpiper. Notice the striking rufous cap, broad pale edges on upperpart feathers and crisp chevrons on the upper breast and flanks.


Fig. 2 Adult Sharp-tailed Sandpiper.

Fig. 3 Roosting adult Sharp-tailed Sandpiper.

Fig. 4 Two roosting adults. Note the difference in rufous tones.

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