Dunlin

Description
The dunlin we see in the UK in summer are not the same birds we see in the winter. There are actually 11 different races of dunlin with different migratory habits. Three races visit the UK. Birds that breed in Greenland visit in spring and autumn to feed on their way to and from Africa. They are called passage migrants.

Birds that breed in the UK in the summer also travel to Africa for the winter. Yet hundreds of thousands of birds that breed in Scandinavia and Russia spend their winter in the UK.
Accession Loan No.
3/1913
Collection Class
Birds
Common Name
dunlin
Simple Name
bird
Full Name
SCOLOPACIDAE: Calidris alpina: dunlin
Period Classification
Edwardian (1901-1914)
Family Group

Collector / Excavator
Pittman, Mr Allan
Collection Town
Topsham
Collection County
Devon
Collection Country
United Kingdom: England
Collection Area Region
Northern Europe
Collection Continent
Europe
Phylum
CHORDATA: VERTEBRATA
Family
SCOLOPACIDAE
Genus
Calidris
Species
alpina

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