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Spoon-billed Sandpiper: Foraging

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Published on Sep 14, 2012

The common foraging behaviors of Spoon-billed Sandpipers on the breeding grounds differ significantly from their behaviors on the wintering grounds. Birds move more slowly and pick food items -- invertebrates and small amounts of plant material - from the surface in a fashion similar to most other small sandpipers. In this segment, a mated pair forages along the edge of a snow-melt pond during the egg-laying period of their nesting cycle.

Video includes commentary by The Cornell Lab's Gerrit Vyn.

Filmed June 9, 2011 near Meinypilgyno, Chukotka, Russia.

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