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Catoptrophorus semipalmatus

Common large shorebird that eats invertebrates that live 6 to 10 inches under the surface of sand and mud. In flight it has a showy black and white under wing. Call is very distinctive. Can be seen on the beach in a group or as a solitary feeder.

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