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a small sandpiper, Calidris (or Erolia) alpina, of northern and arctic regions, having a brown back and black breast in summer



(Calidris alpina), also red-backed sandpiper, a bird of the family Charadriidae of the suborder Limicolae. The body length is about 20 cm. The upper parts are reddish brown, and underparts are dark. The dunlin is distributed in the tundras of Eurasia and North America, as well as along the shores of the Baltic and North seas. It is a migratory bird. Unmated birds roam the steppes of Western Siberia and Kazakhstan in the summer. The nests are on the ground. The clutch contains four eggs, which are incubated by both the male and female for 21 to 22 days. The diet consists of small invertebrates.

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Mots cles : Dunlin, Calidris alpina, Alaska, mer de Bering, migration, escale, oiseau de rivage
He is selling so he can focus on his other "It is a wild, wide open space with plenty of deer from the surrounding forests along with red grouse, snipe, red throated divers, dunlin, greenshank, golden plovers, ravens and a host of other bird-life," he said.
All wintering locations of dunlin populations are north of the equator (Greenwood 1984).
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Production from all Dunlin cluster fields, which are 310 miles northeast of Aberdeen, will shut down in mid-June 2015 prior to the start of a full decommissioning process.
A 46-year-old man was walking along Greenwood Crescent near to Dunlin Close in Warrington when he was approached by the man carrying a knife.
The peatlands, including parts of the Pennine moors, are internationally important for wildlife, supporting species like dunlin, sundew and sphagnum mosses.
The TLSA supported more than 10% of the biogeographic populations of black-bellied plover (Pluvialis squatarola), semipalmated sandpiper (Calidris push/a), and dunlin (C.
A white Mercedes Sprinter van driven by a 33-year-old Stourport man collided with a red Citroen Saxo, driven by Terry Dovey, of Dunlin Drive, Kidderminster.
The group will then walk the two miles down the coast to Whitburn Coastal Park to hopefully catch a glimpse of waders including the oystercatcher, ringed plover, dunlin and turnstone in the rocky pools.
A tad bigger is the drab-looking dunlin, a key species on our coasts, which gathers in vast flocks on the cusp of the tide.
BESTUARIES The Wash - Ribble Estuary Morecambe North West Severn EstuaryAberlady Bay, Forth Dee Estuary A tad bigger is the drab-looking dunlin, a key species on our coasts, which gathers in vast flocks on the cusp of the tide.