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- proper n. A taxonomic species within the genus Calidris — the dunlin.
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The most abundant are dunlin (Calidris alpina), bar-tailed godwit (Limosa lapponica), curlew sandpiper (Calidris ferruginea) and redshank (Tringa totanus) all with populations of over 100,000 birds.
Calidris alpina took advantage (as did gulls and various other waders).