Purple sandpiper

Description
This wader is usually a winter visitor to the British Isles where it feeds upon small invertebrates along the strand-line. Most breed in Arctic Canada, Greenland and Northern Europe but a few have raised broods in the Scottish Highlands.
Accession Loan No.
136/2007
Collection Class
Birds
Common Name
purple sandpiper
Simple Name
bird
Full Name
SCOLOPACIDAE: Calidris maritima (Brunnich): purple sandpiper
Family Group

Collector / Excavator
Pershouse, F
Collection Town
Torquay
Collection County
Devon
Collection Country
United Kingdom: England
Collection Area Region
Northern Europe
Collection Continent
Europe
Phylum
CHORDATA: VERTEBRATA
Family
SCOLOPACIDAE
Genus
Calidris
Species
maritima

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