The structure of aerial displays in three species of calidridinae (scolopacidae)

Semipalmated Sandpiper (Calidris pusilla) Science Article 1

abstract

Sandpipers in the subfamily Calidridinae (Scolopacidae) breed in the Arctic and Subarctic. In all species, unpaired males engage in distinctive aerial displays. Such displays are described for three species: Dunlin (Calidris alpina L.), Semipalmated Sandpiper (Calidris pusilla L.), and Stilt Sandpiper(Calidris himantopus Bonaparte).

EDWARD H. MILLER, The Auk 100: 440-451. April 1983

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