TITLE

Sandpiper

PUB. DATE
January 2009
SOURCE
World Book Science Dataset;1/1/2009, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Encyclopedia
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
Sandpiper, any one of a large group of shorebirds. Sandpipers breed in the northern parts of the Northern Hemisphere. For the winter they migrate far south of their breeding grounds. Some species winter in the Southern Hemisphere. They are from 5 to 15 inches (13�38 cm) long, depending on the species, and have rather long legs and bills. Sandpipers are mostly brown and gray with light underparts. Their coloring blends with that of the shore where they live in large flocks. These birds receive their name from the piping sound they make as they run along beaches in search of food. They eat mostly insects and other small invertebrates.
ACCESSION #
37310137

 

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