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Spoon-billed Sandpiper Calidris pygmaea   - Non-breeding
Spoon-billed Sandpiper
Photographer : © Jainy Kuriakose
Location :Sonadia, Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh
Date : 12 January 2016
English synonyms:Spoonbilled Sandpiper, Spoonbill Sandpiper, Spoon-bill Sandpiper
Bird Family :Tringinae - Godwits, Curlews, Shanks, Sandpipers, Tattlers, Turnstones, Dowitchers, Knots, Stints, Dunlin, Ruff & Phalaropes
Red Data Status :Critically Endangered
Remarks :We could get fantastic sightings of this critically endangered wader in the mudflats of Sonadia. While feeding, this bird is very hyperactive and it is hard to see the spatulate tip of its beak . These pictures were taken when we spotted three birds in a small flock (including 2 tagged birds) in their day roost during the high tide. - JK