Curlew sandpiper (997/2460)

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Curlew sandpipers are small waders, not much bigger than our endemic wrybill with which they often associate. Unlike wrybills though, they migrate vast distances to breed in Siberia north of the Artic Circle.

Common names
curlew sandpiper
Manukau Harbour, Auckland, New Zealand
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