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Common Sandpiper Actitis hypoleucos   - Adult with prey
Common Sandpiper
Photographer : © David Bakewell
Location :Tanjung Tokong, Penang, Malaysia
Date : 31 August 2006
English synonyms:Eurasian Sandpiper, Sandpiper
Bird Family :Tringinae - Godwits, Curlews, Shanks, Sandpipers, Tattlers, Turnstones, Dowitchers, Knots, Stints, Dunlin, Ruff & Phalaropes
Red Data Status :Least Concern
Remarks :After catching the crab, the sandpiper deftly removed and ate each leg before finally swallowing the crab's body.