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Image details:  
Image Description: Purple Sandpipers
Image notes: The tamest of the waders, no hides are needed to capture these.
Species in Image: Purple Sandpiper
Date: 1972
Area: Yell
Old Haa Image Reference Number: btc00739

General details:  
Common Name Purple Sandpiper
Latin Name Calidris maritima
Latin Group Name Charadriiformes
Latin Family Name Scolopacidae
Common Family Name Sandpipers, Snipes, Godwits, Curlews & Phalaropes
Description Quite common passage migrant. Purple sandpipers breed in the Arctic and sub-Arctic, from Canada to Siberia, and as far south as the Faroe Islands.
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