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Spoon-billed Sandpiper Calidris pygmaea   - Leg-flagged individual
Spoon-billed Sandpiper
Photographer : © Michelle and Peter Wong
Location :Rudong, Jiangsu Province, China
Date : 31 August 2013
English synonyms:Spoonbilled Sandpiper, Spoonbill Sandpiper, Spoon-bill Sandpiper
Bird Family :Tringinae - Godwits, Curlews, Shanks, Sandpipers, Tattlers, Turnstones, Dowitchers, Knots, Stints, Dunlin, Ruff & Phalaropes
Red Data Status :Critically Endangered
Remarks :We were thrilled just to see this beautiful male but were then overjoyed when we saw it had a "Lime 01" flag and obliged me to able to get some pictures. For more information: http://www.wwt.org.uk/news/all-news/2013/09/wwt-news/rare-sighting-of-marked-spoon-billed-sandpiper-on-migration/