Dunlin

Calidris alpina

Order

CHARADRIIFORMES

Family

Sandpipers, Phalaropes (Scolopacidae)

Code 4

DUNL

Code 6

CALALP

ITIS

HEAD

Dunlin Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: Curved (up or down)
  • Eye Color: Dark brown
  • Head pattern: Capped, Streaked
  • Crown Color: Brown with black streaks.
  • Forehead Color: Red-brown and white streaked.
  • Nape Color: Pale gray with brown streaks.
  • Throat Color: White with brown streaks.
  • Cere color: No Data

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BODY

Dunlin Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 19-22 cm (7.5-8.5 in)
  • Weight: 85 g (2.99 oz)
  • Size: Small (5 - 9 in)
  • Color Primary: Brown, Gray
  • Underparts: White, with large black belly patch.
  • Upperparts: Red-brown, black and gray-brown.
  • Back Pattern: Striped or streaked
  • Belly Pattern: Solid
  • Breast Pattern: Striped or streaked

FLIGHT

Dunlin Flight Illustration
  • Flight Pattern: Swift direct flight with rapid wing beats.
  • Wingspan Range: 37-40 cm (14.5-15.75 in)
  • Wing Shape: Pointed-Wings
  • Tail shape: Fan-shaped Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Solid
  • Upper Tail: Dark brown, gray and white.
  • Under Tail: White
  • Leg Color: Black
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Head Feathers and Markings X
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