May 1983 – vol. 76, issue 5, pp 203–206 Once known, the Buff-breasted Sandpiper should not present an identification problem: the only confusion might be with a juvenile Ruff Philomachus pugnax, especially a small female. Unlike the Ruff, the Buff-breasted Sandpiper is a small wader; although males average slightly larger than females, it is only slightly taller than a Dunlin Calidris alpina. It looks diminutive compared with a mal... This article is only available to registered users.To read more, please log in or purchase a subscription.