Tag: Semipalmated Sandpiper

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 […]

Incubation capacity and clutch size determinationin two calidrine sandpipers: a test of the four-egg threshold

Semipalmated Sandpiper (Calidris pusilla) Science Article 3 abstract Several groups of vertebrate taxa, including shorebirds, are unusual in that they produce a x number of offspring. The aim of this study was to examine whether the incubation capacity of western sandpipers (Calidris mauri) and semipalmated sandpipers (C. pusilla) limits their maximum clutch size to four […]

Site Safety and Food Affect Movements of Semipalmated Sandpipers(Calidris pusilla) Migrating Through the Upper Bay of Fundy

Semipalmated Sandpiper (Calidris pusilla) Science Article 2 abstract The upper Bay of Fundy is a critical stopover site for Semipalmated Sandpipers (Calidrispusilla) during their fall migration. However, little is known about factors that influence selection of feeding and roosting sites by these birds, or the extent to which birds move between different sites during their […]

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 […]