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A nest of four Dunlin eggs
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Image details:  
Image Description: A nest of four Dunlin eggs
Image notes: Close-up of a Dunlin's nest.
Species in Image: Dunlin
Date: 1969
Area: Fetlar
Old Haa Image Reference Number: btc00780

General details:  
Common Name Dunlin
Latin Name Calidris alpina
Shetland Name Plivver's Page
Latin Group Name Charadriiformes
Latin Family Name Scolopacidae
Common Family Name Sandpipers, Snipes, Godwits, Curlews & Phalaropes
Description Common in the breeding season and regular winter visitor to coastal areas. Dunlin seem to prefer the company of Golden Plovers & will often nest on Plover territory, hence the local name Plivver's Page.
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