Tag: Sandpipers and allies

Curlew Sandpiper (Calidris ferruginea)

[order] CHARADRIIFORMES | [family] Scolopacidae | [latin] Calidris ferruginea | [UK] Curlew Sandpiper | [FR] Becasseau cocorli | [DE] Sichel-Strandlaufer | [ES] Correlimos Zarapitin | [NL] Krombekstrandloper Subspecies Monotypic species Physical charateristics Medium size calidris with longish neck and legs and long, decurved bill. Head, neck and all underparts rusty rufous to deep chestnut-red, with […]

Black Turnstone (Arenaria melanocephala)

[order] CHARADRIIFORMES | [family] Scolopacidae | [latin] Arenaria melanocephala | [UK] Black Turnstone | [FR] Tournepierre noir | [DE] Schwarzkopf-Steinwalzer | [ES] Vuelvepiedras Oscuro | [NL] Zwarte Steenloper Subspecies Genus Species subspecies Breeding Range Breeding Range 2 Non Breeding Range Aphriza melanocephala Arenaria melanocephala NA nw w NA coast Physical charateristics A squat, blackish shorebird […]

Pectoral Sandpiper (Calidris melanotos)

[order] CHARADRIIFORMES | [family] Scolopacidae | [latin] Calidris melanotos | [UK] Pectoral Sandpiper | [FR] Becasseau a poitrine cendree | [DE] Graubrust-Strandlaufer | [ES] Correlimos Pectoral | [NL] Gestreepte Strandloper Subspecies Monotypic species Physical charateristics Described as a larger version of a Least Sandpiper, the Pectoral Sandpiper is a medium-sized shorebird with a heavily streaked […]

Spotted Sandpiper (Actitis macularius)

[order] CHARADRIIFORMES | [family] Scolopacidae | [latin] Actitis macularius | [UK] Spotted Sandpiper | [FR] Chevalier grivele | [DE] Drossel-Uferlaufer | [ES] Andarrios maculado | [NL] Amerikaanse Oeverloper Subspecies Genus Species subspecies Breeding Range Breeding Range 2 Non Breeding Range Aechmorhynchus macularius Actitis macularius NA widespread s USA through LA Physical charateristics Spotted Sandpipers are […]

Bristle-thighed Curlew (Numenius tahitiensis)

[order] CHARADRIIFORMES | [family] Scolopacidae | [latin] Numenius tahitiensis | [UK] Bristle-thighed Curlew | [FR] Courlis d’Alaska | [DE] Borsten-Brachvogel | [ES] Zarapito del Pacifico | [NL] Zuidzee-wulp Subspecies Monotypic species Physical charateristics Very similar to the Whimbrel, but tawnier, especially about tail; tawny, unbarred rump. Breast less streaked, bill paler. Listen to the sound […]

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 […]