white eye-ring; medium-long bill; greenish legs (Michigan, USA; 2006-08-20)

Solitary Sandpiper
Tringa solitaria

Native Range: North America

Notes: generally similar in appearance and behavior to Spotted Sandpiper, but plumage darker and with distinct white spots; prefers muddy shorelines of creeks and lakes with much aquatic vegetation; no sexual dimorphism.

white spots on dark back, wings; white below (Louisiana, USA; 2006-04-29)

two-toned bill (Louisiana, USA; 2006-04-29)