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Common sandpiper

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Regionaler Naturpark Pfyn-Finges
Postfach 65
3970 Salgesch
Tel. +41 (0)27 452 60 60
Fax +41 (0)27 452 60 65

Naturpark Pfyn-Finges - The last 100 breeding pairs in Switzerland breed in near-natural river meadows of the Alps and Alpine foothills.

The sandpiper often stops when searching for food and rocks with the back part of the body. It is particularly noticeable by its whirring flight, a series of rapid, flat wing beats, which are broken by a short gliding phase. At the same time shrill sounding calls are often emitted.

Status (in CH): frequent, rare breeding bird, scarce migratory bird and rare winter visitor.

Features: Top dark brown; belly pure white with bright brown-grey markings laterally to the neck; white wing bars are easily recognised in flight: both sexes similar.

(Source: Swiss Ornithological Institute)


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