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Common Sandpiper - Actitis hypoleucos

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Common name: Common Sandpiper

Scientific name: Actitis hypoleucos

Accession number: 189

Materials: Watercolour on paper

When painted: 1831-1841

"The Sandpipers inhabit the sandy and muddy coasts of the sea in autumn and winter, often collecting into large flocks .. In summer they are scattered over the moors and marshy districts of the northern countries, where they breed, forming a shallow nest"

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