Pectoral Sandpiper

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Similar coloring to other sandpipers tips one off to the familial ties, but one look at the larger than normal body on this squat bird and you'll know you are looking at the Pectoral Sandpiper. During mating rituals the male flies around expanding and inflatable throat sack and making owlish noises in hopes of finding love for a season.


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