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Spoon-billed Sandpiper: Foraging

In this segment, a mated Spoon-billed Sandpiper pair forages along the edge of a snowmelt pond during the egg-laying period of their nesting cycle. Common foraging behaviors here on the breeding grounds are surprisingly different from the way they feed on the wintering grounds. Birds move more slowly and pick at food items—invertebrates and small amounts of plant material—from the surface in a fashion similar to most other small sandpipers. 

Video includes commentary by the Cornell Lab’s Gerrit Vyn.
Filmed June 9, 2011, near Meinypilgyno, Chukotka, Russia.

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