Dunlin & Least Sandpiper

Feeding on aquatic invertebrates and insects living in the moss, a Least Sandpiper (Calidris minutilla), on the left, and a Dunlin (Calidris alpina) share a space to feed. The Least Sandpiper is the world's smallest shorebird.

This aquatic buffet is on the rock jetty at Oregon Inlet on Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge.

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Bird banding
Wildlife refuges
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