Solitary sandpiper Tringa solitaria

Identification Tips:

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Similar species:

Yellowlegs are similar but have yellow (not green) legs and white rumps, visible in flight. Spotted Sandpiper has a white wing stripe visible in flight and a dark back without white spots. Two European species, the Green Sandpiper and the Wood Sandpiper are easily separated by tail pattern, underwing color and head pattern.

Length and wingspan from: Robbins, C.S., Bruun, B., Zim, H.S., (1966). Birds of North America. New York: Western Publishing Company, Inc.