Calidris acuminata  

Sharp-tailed Sandpiper (Calidris acuminata)
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© Vik Dunis 2013
Werribee, VIC (Dec, 2013)
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Sharp-tailed Sandpipers are another wader that breeds in the Arctic and visits Australia in large numbers during the northern winter.

According to Brett Lane in Shorebirds in Australia*, Most Sharp-tailed Sandpipers are found in the wetlands of Victoria, south western New South Wales and eastern South Australia. Only small numbers occur in Tasmania, despite their abundance in nearby Victoria.

*Lane, Brett A (1987). Shorebirds in Australia. Nelson Publishers, p.125.

Sharp-tailed Sandpiper (Calidris acuminata)

Sharp-tailed Sandpiper