Arctic Dunlin
Calidris alpina arctica


Photographer

Dick Newell

Date

12th July 2002

Location

Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen

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We saw several of these. It was first discovered breeding in Spitsbergen in 1957 (BWP). It is the smallest Dunlin and is characterised by washed out tones on the scapulars and a shortish bill. I think there are 4 different individuals here.
(thanks to Norman van Swelm for putting me straight on this).


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