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Marsh Sandpiper

Tringa stagnatilis (Bechstein, 1803)

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adult, marriage plumage

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The adult Marsh Sandpipers have grey crown and nape. Fore-mantle and shoulders are brownish-grey; all feathers are with black core-spots and grayish edges; but shoulder feathers have cross oblique streaks. Rear-mantle and uppertail are white, tail upper-coverts are with brownish barred. Underparts are white dark mottled on craw, fore-breast and flanks. Primaries are black-brownish, secondaries are grey-brownish with narrow white edges; inner secondaries are with cross strips. Core of first primaries is white. Axillaries are white. Tail feathers are white; outer and middle of them are with cross dark pattern. Bill is black, thin, almost straight. Legs are greenish. Eyes are dark-brownish. In winter plumage upperparts are without dark spots; forehead, head-flanks and underparts are all-white. Juveniles have darker brownish upperparts; with broad buffy edges of feathers. Tips of tail feathers are buffy. Sizes: wing 126-142 mm, tarsus 44-58 mm, bill 35-43 mm. Weight: 60-87 gram.


"Птицы Казахстана" том 2. Алма-Ата, 1962.


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