Curlew Sandpiper
Calidris ferruginea

– medium-sized wader, roughly size of Dunlin
– nocturnal migrant, irregularly diurnal
– migrates singly or in small to large dense flocks often mixed with other Calidris species

BIF550_MPU_I1Q6123_150701_curlsandp-1-AD_d_ruegen
Curlew Sandpiper Calidris ferruginea, AD BREED
BIF0550, 01/07/2015, Rügen, Germany, Mathias Putze
BIF551_MPU_I1Q6124_150701_curlsandp-AD_d_ruegen
Curlew Sandpiper Calidris ferruginea, AD BREED
BIF0551, 01/07/2015, Rügen, Germany, Mathias Putze
BIF749-2_MPU_I1Q6304_150701_dunl-FL-AD-BREED_curlsandp-FL-AD-BREED_d_ruegen
Curlew Sandpiper Calidris ferruginea, AD BREED
Dunlin Calidris alpina spec, AD BREED
BIF0549, 01/07/2015, Rügen, Germany, Mathias PutzeBIF750-2_MPU_I1Q7065_150212_dunl-FL-WIN_curlsandp-FL-WIN_oman_bar-al-hikman
Curlew Sandpiper Calidris ferruginea, NBREED
Dunlin Calidris alpina spec, NBREED
BIF0931, 12/02/2015, Bar Al Hikman, Oman, Mathias PutzeBIF549_MPU_I1Q3926_130124_curlsandp-FL-1WIN_rnstint-FL-1WIN_thai_pak-thale
Curlew Sandpiper Calidris ferruginea, NBREED
Red-necked Stint Calidris ruficollis, NBREED
BIF0932, 24/01/2013, Pak Thale, Thailand, Mathias Putze

BIF885-3_PFR07924-1_1-11_130830_curlsandp-FL-TOC-C_sn_seelhaus-see_REF-S
Curlew Sandpiper Calidris ferruginea
BIF0885, 30/08/2013, Seelhausener See, Germany, Patrick Franke
Telinga parabolic reflector

comparison species:
Broad-billed Sandpiper
Dunlin
Purple Sandpiper
Little Stint

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