Stilt Sandpiper

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The Stilt Sandpiper, Micropalama himantopus or Calidris himantopus, is a small shorebird. The Stilt Sandpiper breeds in the open arctic tundra of North America It is a very long-distance migrant, wintering mainly in South America. It occurs as a rare vagrant to western Europe. This species nests on the ground, laying three or four eggs. The male has a display flight. Outside the breeding season, this bird is normally found on inland waters, rather than open coasts.


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The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia (New York, NY: The Century Co., 1889)


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