Tag: Sandpipers and allies

Broad-billed Sandpiper (Limicola falcinellus)

[order] CHARADRIIFORMES | [family] Scolopacidae | [latin] Limicola falcinellus | [UK] Broad-billed Sandpiper | [FR] Becasseau falcinelle | [DE] Sumpflaufer | [ES] Correlimos falcinelo | [NL] Breedbekstrandloper Subspecies Genus Species subspecies Breeding Range Breeding Range 2 Non Breeding Range Tryngites falcinellus Limicola falcinellus EU n AF, OR, AU, also Middle East Limicola falcinellus falcinellus n […]

Pin-tailed Snipe (Gallinago stenura)

[order] CHARADRIIFORMES | [family] Scolopacidae | [latin] Gallinago stenura | [UK] Pin-tailed Snipe | [FR] Becassine a queue pointue | [DE] Spiessbekassine | [ES] Agachadiza Colirrara | [NL] Stekelstaartsnip Subspecies Monotypic species Physical charateristics This 25-27 cm long bird is similar to the longer-billed and longer-tailed Common Snipe. Adults have short greenish-grey legs and a […]

Eskimo Curlew (Numenius borealis)

[order] CHARADRIIFORMES | [family] Scolopacidae | [latin] Numenius borealis | [UK] Eskimo Curlew | [FR] Courlis esquimau | [DE] Eskimo-Brachvogel | [ES] Zarapito esquimal | [NL] Eskimo-wulp Subspecies Monotypic species Physical charateristics 29-34 cm. Small cinnamon-coloured curlew. Similar spp. Little Curlew N. minutus is similar, but N. borealis is larger, longer winged (extending beyond tip […]

Sandpiper (Actitis hypoleucos)

[order] CHARADRIIFORMES | [family] Scolopacidae | [latin] Actitis hypoleucos | [UK] Sandpiper | [FR] Chevalier guignette | [DE] Fluss-Uferlaufer | [ES] Andarrios Chico | [NL] Oeverloper Subspecies Genus Species subspecies Breeding Range Breeding Range 2 Non Breeding Range Physical charateristics Small, short legged sandpiper, with pale eye-ring. Greenish brown upperparts, white underparts with dark lateral […]

Temmincks Stint (Calidris temminckii)

[order] CHARADRIIFORMES | [family] Scolopacidae | [latin] Calidris temminckii | [UK] Temmincks Stint | [FR] Becasseau de Temminck | [DE] Temminck-Strandlaufer | [ES] Correlimos de Temminck | [NL] Temmincks Strandloper Subspecies Monotypic species Physical charateristics Small stint with broad white sides of tail and rump, unique amongst Calidris. Upperparts range from dull grey to olive […]

Wood Sandpiper (Tringa glareola)

[order] CHARADRIIFORMES | [family] Scolopacidae | [latin] Tringa glareola | [UK] Wood Sandpiper | [FR] Chevalier sylvain | [DE] Bruch-Wasserlaufer | [ES] Andarrios Bastardo | [NL] Bosruiter Subspecies Monotypic species Physical charateristics Head,neck and breast finely streaked grey brown. Supercilium and throat white. Upperparts black brown with white spots, underparts white. Very similar to T. […]