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Pectoral Sandpiper Calidris melanotos  
Pectoral Sandpiper
Photographer : © Khaleel Chovva
Location :a coastal laterite hillock, Madayippara, Kerala, India
Date : 22 September 2013
English synonyms:American Pectoral Sandpiper, Grass Snipe
Bird Family :Tringinae - Godwits, Curlews, Shanks, Sandpipers, Tattlers, Turnstones, Dowitchers, Knots, Stints, Dunlin, Ruff & Phalaropes
Bird Group :CICONIIFORMES
Red Data Status :Least Concern
Remarks :It is considered to be the first sighting in South India. Mr. PC Rajeevan could spot the bird first, and myself and Jayan could record it in the camera. I could sight and snap the first photo of Pectoral sandpiper on 19th September afternoon and the bird was with a flock of Lesser Sandplovers and Little Stints. We could observe the bird and take photo on 21st and 22nd also. - KC
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