White-rumped sandpiper Calidris fuscicollis

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The White-rumped Sandpiper is one of a group of very similar small shorebirds called "peeps". In flight, it can be differentiated from the other species by its white rump. At rest, it is larger and noticeably longer-winged than all but the Baird's Sandpiper. In alternate plumage, it is more heavily streaked than the other species, especially on the flanks. In basic plumage, the upperparts and breast are much darker than the other peeps. The Baird's Sanpiper is a paler brown in all plumages.