Purple sandpiper

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The Purple sandpiper – Calidris maritima is a small species of Type – wader, Family Scolopacidae and Order Charadriiformes. It is a summer breeder to the High Holarctic Tundra and Islands and winters on the shores of the more Temperate N Atlantic coastlines. The AWB Region is outside of their regular wintering areas, but the closest is in S Spain, and it has been recorded as Accidental in Morocco.

Type - wader - breeds as solitary pairs, nests placed in dry moss and lichen, 
Summer Habitat - High Arctic Tundra and Islands, 
Winter Habitat - rocky coastal areas near the sea, 

Order:	Charadriiformes
Family:	Scolopacidae
Genus:	Calidris

Species -	Calidris maritima
Purple sandpiper - Species - ebird.org
Purple sandpiper - Species sheet - wikipedia.org
Purple sandpiper - Birds - birdwatchireland.ie
Purple sandpiper - Species - npolar.no
Purple sandpiper - Sounds & Maps - xeno-canto.org

Additional Material...
Purple sandpiper - Images - google.com
Purple sandpiper - Video - youtube.com
Purple sandpiper - Datazone - birdlife.org

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