The Dunlin is rusty red in the summer above with a black patch across the belly, and with a longish droop-tipped bill. In the winter is gray-brown on the top with a grayish wash across the breast. It is in the Sandpiper family. When feeding the bird’s posture is hunched. It has a range around the artic: circumpolar. In the winter it can be found around the coasts of the United States to Mexico. Its diet is mostly insects on the tundra, and other invertebrates on the coasts. It has a habitat of tidal flats, beaches, muddy pools, and wet tundra.
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