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Enchanted Learning® Photoblog      Posted March 17, 2013   9:23 pm

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Spotted Sandpiper in Winter Plumage
 
Spotted Sandpiper in Winter Plumage

The spotted sandpiper can be identified by the orange beak and white eye rings, together with a distinctive white stripe just above each eye.

The solid white in this photo is winter plumage; during the summer breeding season, this cute bird gets the dark spots which give it both its common name and its scientific name.

Scientific name: Actitis macularius (or macularia)
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Date taken: March 14, 2013
Place taken: Mercer Island, WA, USA
Mitchell Spector
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