Species name :Dunlin
Binomial name:Calidris alpina]
•The dunlin is a small wader, sometimes separated with the other "stints" in Erolia.
•The winter dunlin is basically grey above and white below.
• Juveniles are brown above with two whitish "V" shapes on the back.
•The legs and slightly decurved bill are black. •The dunlin is one of the species to which the Agreement on the Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds (AEWA) applies.
•The dunlin is highly gregarious in winter, sometimes forming large flocks on coastal mudflats or sandy beaches.
• Large numbers can often be seen swirling in synchronized flight on stop-overs during migration or on their winter habitat.
•The dunlin moves along the coastal mudflat beaches it prefers with a characteristic "sewing machine" feeding action, methodically picking small food items. •Insects form the main part of the dunlin's diet on the nesting grounds; it eats molluscs, worms and crustaceans in coastal areas.