Purple Sandpiper (Calidris maritima) Science Article 2 abstract Wintering Purple Sandpipers Calidris maritima were captured at Varangerfjorden, Finnmark, in March 1992, and compared with samples from Troms county in November 1988 to describe the population structure in north Norway in terms of age and sex classes, and to determine the origins of these wintering birds. […]
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How do Purple Sandpipers Calidris maritima survive the winter north of the Arctic circle?
Purple Sandpiper (Calidris maritima) Science Article 1 abstract Winter north of the Arctic circle in northern Norway is colder, windier and there is less solar radiation than in eastern Scotland, at a latitude 13degree further south. We predicted from equations derived from heated taxidermic mounts that the maintenance metabolism (Basal Metabolic Rate plus extra costs […]
Purple Sandpiper (Calidris maritima)
[order] CHARADRIIFORMES | [family] Scolopacidae | [latin] Calidris maritima | [UK] Purple Sandpiper | [FR] Becasseau violet | [DE] Meer-Strandlaufer | [ES] Correlimos oscuro | [NL] Paarse Strandloper Subspecies Genus Species subspecies Breeding Range Breeding Range 2 Non Breeding Range Calidris maritima NA, EU n e NA, w Europe Calidris maritima belcheri Hudson Bay and […]