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The Terek Sandpiper is named after the Terek River which flows into the west of the Caspian Sea, as it was first observed around this area.

It is slightly larger than the Common Sandpiper, its long up curved bill [somewhat similar to Avocet's, but not as strongly curved] makes it very distinctive. It has a grey back, face and breast in all plumages; a white supercilium may appear more or less distinct. The belly is whitish and the feet yellow; the bill has a yellowish base, with the rest being black.


Terek Sandpiper, Akshi Beach
Terek Sandpiper, Kelshi

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