Tag: Sandpipers and allies

Ruff (Philomachus pugnax)

[order] CHARADRIIFORMES | [family] Scolopacidae | [latin] Philomachus pugnax | [UK] Ruff | [FR] Combattant varie | [DE] Kampflaufer | [ES] Combatiente | [NL] Kemphaan Subspecies Genus Species subspecies Breeding Range Breeding Range 2 Non Breeding Range Phalaropus pugnax Philomachus pugnax EU n AF, sw EU, India Physical charateristics Male Ruffs are highly distinctive in […]

Solitary Sandpiper (Tringa solitaria)

[order] CHARADRIIFORMES | [family] Scolopacidae | [latin] Tringa solitaria | [UK] Solitary Sandpiper | [FR] Chevalier solitaire | [DE] Einsamer Wasserlaufer | [ES] Andarrios Solitario | [NL] Amerikaanse Bosruiter Subspecies Genus Species subspecies Breeding Range Breeding Range 2 Non Breeding Range Tringa solitaria NA n LA, also Caribbean Tringa solitaria cinnamomea Alaska and w Canada […]

Little Stint (Calidris minuta)

[order] CHARADRIIFORMES | [family] Scolopacidae | [latin] Calidris minuta | [UK] Little Stint | [FR] Becasseau minute | [DE] Zwerg-Strandlaufer | [ES] Correlimos Menudo | [NL] Kleine Strandloper Subspecies Monotypic species Physical charateristics Tiny, stint with short bill, feathers of upperparts have dark brown cintres and pale rufous fringes or tips. Mantle with yellowish edges […]

Whimbrel (Numenius phaeopus)

[order] CHARADRIIFORMES | [family] Scolopacidae | [latin] Numenius phaeopus | [UK] Whimbrel | [FR] Courlis corlieu | [DE] Regen-Brachvogel | [ES] Zarapito Trinador | [NL] Regenwulp Subspecies Genus Species subspecies Breeding Range Breeding Range 2 Non Breeding Range Numenius phaeopus NA, EU n widespread Numenius phaeopus alboaxillaris w Kazakhstan to sw Siberia coastal w Indian […]

Long-billed Curlew (Numenius americanus)

[order] CHARADRIIFORMES | [family] Scolopacidae | [latin] Numenius americanus | [UK] Long-billed Curlew | [FR] Courlis a long bec | [DE] Rostbrachvogel | [ES] Zarapito Americano | [NL] Amerikaanse Wulp Subspecies Genus Species subspecies Breeding Range Breeding Range 2 Non Breeding Range Bartramia americanus Numenius americanus NA w, wc s USA through MA Numenius americanus […]

Semipalmated Sandpiper (Calidris pusilla)

[order] CHARADRIIFORMES | [family] Scolopacidae | [latin] Calidris pusilla | [UK] Semipalmated Sandpiper | [FR] Becasseau semipalme | [DE] Sand-Strandlaufer | [ES] Correlimos semipalmeado | [NL] Grijze Strandloper Subspecies Monotypic species Physical charateristics The Semipalmated Sandpiper Calidris pusilla, only about 30 g in weight and 14 cm long, is one of the smallest shorebirds. Its […]

Greenshank (Tringa nebularia)

[order] CHARADRIIFORMES | [family] Scolopacidae | [latin] Tringa nebularia | [UK] Greenshank | [FR] Chevalier aboyeur | [DE] Grunschenkel | [ES] Archibebe Claro | [NL] Groenpootruiter Subspecies Genus Species subspecies Breeding Range Breeding Range 2 Non Breeding Range Physical charateristics Tringa with long, robust, slightly uptilted bill and dull green legs. Upperparts spotted and streaked […]