shallow scrape on the ground lined with vegetation.
Insects on nesting grounds molluscs, worms and crustaceans
on coastal areas.
An adult Dunlin in breeding plumage shows the distinctive
black belly which no other similar-sized wader possesses.
The winter Dunlin is basically grey above and white below.
Juveniles are brown above with two whitish "V"
shapes on the back.
They usually have black marks on the
flanks or belly and show a strong white wingbar in flight.
The legs and slightly decurved bill are black.