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Spoon-billed Sandpiper (Eurynorhynchus pygmeus) on its breeding site, Meinypyl'gino, Chukotka, Northeast Siberia

Spoon-billed Sandpiper (Eurynorhynchus pygmeus) on its breeding site, Meinypyl'gino, Chukotka, Northeast Siberia

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Uploaded 17 Apr 2012 by Peter Prokosch
Year: 2012 Taken by: Christoph Zöckler
This charismatic species is listed as Critically Endangered because it has an extremely small population which is undergoing an extremely rapid population reduction. This is because of a number of factors, including habitat loss in its breeding, passage and wintering grounds. Throughout its migratory and wintering ranges, tidal flats are being reclaimed for industry, infrastructure and aquaculture and are becoming increasingly polluted. The important staging area at Saemangeum and Geum estua ...
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