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Sandpipers are a large family, Scolopacidae, of waders or shorebirds. They include many species called sandpipers, as well as those called by names such as curlew and snipe. The majority of these species eat small invertebrates picked out of the mud or soil. Different lengths of bills enable different species to feed in the same habitat, particularly on the coast, without direct competition for food.

Les Scolopacidae (ou scolopacidés en français) sont une famille d'oiseaux constituée de 21 genres et de plus de 90 espèces vivantes. Ces espèces sont nommées bécasses, bécassines, bécassins (ou limnodromes), barges, courlis, maubèche (ou bartramie), chevaliers, tournepierres, bécasseaux, combattants et phalaropes.
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Categories & Keywords
Category:Animals
Subcategory:Birds
Subcategory Detail:
Keywords:(ou, Scolopacidae, barges, bartramie), birding, birds, bécasseaux, bécasses, bécassines, bécassins, chevaliers, combattants, courlis, greater, limnodromes, maubèche, phalaropes., sanderlings, shore, shorebirds, tournepierres, waders, water, yellowlegs