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Curlew Sandpiper
Calidris ferruginea

Photo Courtesy of Birdway Australia
Bird Family :"Sandpipers"
Description :Uncommon local species. Length 21cm. Wading bird. Call is a loud ' chirrup '.
Typical Habitat :Fresh and saltwater mud flats.
Distribution :Common Australia wide, except arid areas.
Migration :Summer migrant. Breeds in Africa, Persian Gulf, India, South East Asia and Australasia. Some over-winter.
Introduced :No
Seen North Qld :  Yes
EPBC :Migratory

      Additional info ..locations seen (3)  ..    
      EPBC = Environmental Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act (Commonwealth)

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