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Spotted sandpiper
Actitis macularia

macularia

Size: 8 inches
Overall Color: dark brown
Occurrence: near water
Diet: insects, small fish, worms
Nest: dish on ground
Field Identification: spots on white underparts, constantly bob tails while walking
Season: summer


Kingdom: Animalia (Animals)
Phylum: Chordata (hollow nerve cord)
Subphylum: Vertebrata (backbone)
Class: Aves (Birds)
Order: Charadriiformes
Family: 31 Scolopacidae (sandpipers, peeps,phalaropes,curlews)
Genus: Actitis
Species: macularia

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