Willet

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(Catoptrophorus semipalmata - formerly Catoptrophorus semipalmatus)

Note the very distinctive in-flight wing pattern and the gray legs. There are two subspecies – Eastern and Western, and there is a good likelihood of a split into two separate species in the not too distant future. Western Willet is about 15% larger overall than Eastern and has a commensurate longer bill.

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