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The Dunlin (Calidris alpina) is a familiar shorebird around the world, where its bright reddish back and black belly, and long, drooping bill distinguish it from nearly all other shorebirds. It breeds across the top of both North American and Eurasia, and winters along coasts around the northern hemisphere.
Medium-sized sandpiper. Moderately short neck. Moderately long, drooping bill. Moderately long, blackish legs. Slightly hunched appearance. In breeding plumage has black belly, rufous cap, and rufous back. Nonbreeding plumage is all dull brownish gray, with whitish belly.
* Size: 16-22 cm (6-9 in)
* Wingspan: 36-38 cm (14-15 in)
* Weight: 48-64 g (1.69-2.26 ounces)
Sexes similar, female slightly larger.
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what a nice capture for lovely Dunlin. great focus, POV and composition. it starts to get breeding plumage with blackish venter. many thanks for sharing this beauty. well done
- [2009-03-16 5:32]
Nice hotelu. Niektóre kolory i dobrze zdefiniowane.
beautiful photo beautiful glance and good detail
- [2009-03-16 7:17]
Nice capture.Good low POV and sharp image in a natural habitat.Nice plumage detail and interesting text.
Fajny ptaszek :P
Bardzo mi sie podoba Twoj brodziec. Jest osrty, a na dziobie widze kropelke wody.
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