Sharp-tailed sandpiper (977/2460)

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The sharp-tailed sandpiper migrates vast distances to New Zealand like many other shorebirds, and like those other migrants it spends much effort preening and caring for the new feathers it must grow before embarking on the return journey.

Common names
sharp-tailed sandpiper
Miranda, Firth of Thames, New Zealand
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