Sanderling, Calidris alba. Their common name derives from the Old English “sand-yrðling,” or "sand-ploughman", which is easily applicable to the active behavior of Sanderlings foraging in the surf and mudflats worldwide. Their genus name comes from the Ancient Greek philosopher Aristotle, who used the name Calidris for some gray-colored waterside birds. Sanderlings breed in the high arctic regions around the north pole and will form large gregarious flocks in the winter, where they will reside in southern Europe, Africa, Australia, and South America.Pucusana, Peru©Two Loons/Erin Lehnert
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