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Spotted Redshank

Tringa erythropus

The dark color of this big sandpiper makes it almost unmistakable in breeding plumage (although an oiled yellowlegs was once identified as a Spotted Redshank). The species is a rare migrant in western Alaska, and strays have shown up at scattered points elsewhere in North America -- not only on both coasts, but also at some far inland sites, such as Ohio and Kansas.
Family Sandpipers
The dark color of this big sandpiper makes it almost unmistakable in breeding plumage (although an oiled yellowlegs was once identified as a Spotted Redshank). The species is a rare migrant in western Alaska, and strays have shown up at scattered points elsewhere in North America -- not only on both coasts, but also at some far inland sites, such as Ohio and Kansas.
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A clear chew-whit, with rising inflection.
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