Tag: Sandpipers and allies

Long-toed Stint (Calidris subminuta)

[order] CHARADRIIFORMES | [family] Scolopacidae | [latin] Calidris subminuta | [UK] Long-toed Stint | [FR] Becasseau a longs doigts | [DE] Langzehen-Standlaufer | [ES] Correlimos Dedilargo | [NL] Taiga-strandloper Subspecies Monotypic species Physical charateristics This bird has yellowish legs and a short thin dark bill. Breeding adults are a rich brown with darker feather centres […]

Short-billed Dowitcher (Limnodromus griseus)

[order] CHARADRIIFORMES | [family] Scolopacidae | [latin] Limnodromus griseus | [UK] Short-billed Dowitcher | [FR] Becassine roux | [DE] Kleiner Schlammlaufer | [ES] Agujeta Gris | [NL] Kleine Grijze Snip Subspecies Genus Species subspecies Breeding Range Breeding Range 2 Non Breeding Range Limnodromus griseus NA n s USA, LA Limnodromus griseus caurinus s Alaska and […]

Curlew (Numenius arquata)

[order] CHARADRIIFORMES | [family] Scolopacidae | [latin] Numenius arquata | [UK] Curlew | [FR] Courlis cendre | [DE] Grosser Brachvogel | [ES] Zarapito Real | [NL] Wulp Subspecies Genus Species subspecies Breeding Range Breeding Range 2 Non Breeding Range Physical charateristics Large greyish brown curleo with long bill and plain head pattern. Head, neck, breast […]

Grey-tailed Tattler (Tringa brevipes)

[order] CHARADRIIFORMES | [family] Scolopacidae | [latin] Tringa brevipes | [UK] Grey-tailed Tattler | [FR] Chevalier de Sibirie | [DE] Grauschwanz-Wasserlaufer | [ES] | [NL] Siberische Grijze Ruiter Subspecies Monotypic species Physical charateristics Heteroscelus brevipes (Polynesian Tattler, 25 cm). Very similar to Wandering Tattler, but in breeding plumage the underparts are not as strongly barred. […]

Slender-billed Curlew (Numenius tenuirostris)

[order] CHARADRIIFORMES | [family] Scolopacidae | [latin] Numenius tenuirostris | [UK] Slender-billed Curlew | [FR] Courlis a bec grele | [DE] Dunnschnabel-Brachvogel | [ES] Zarapito Fino | [NL] Dunbekwulp Subspecies Monotypic species Physical charateristics Very pale curlew, with shortish, slim, pointed bill. White or pale buff ground color of head, neck and breast. Lower back, […]

Snipe (Gallinago gallinago)

[order] CHARADRIIFORMES | [family] Scolopacidae | [latin] Gallinago gallinago | [UK] Snipe | [FR] Becassine de marais | [DE] Bekassine | [ES] Agachadiza Comun | [NL] Watersnip Subspecies Genus Species subspecies Breeding Range Breeding Range 2 Non Breeding Range Physical charateristics Small to medium sized snipe, with rather long bill and white belly. Plumage variable, […]

American Woodcock (Scolopax minor)

[order] CHARADRIIFORMES | [family] Scolopacidae | [latin] Scolopax minor | [UK] American Woodcock | [FR] Becasse d’Amerique | [DE] Kanadaschnepfe | [ES] Chocha Americana | [NL] Amerikaanse Houtsnip Subspecies Genus Species subspecies Breeding Range Breeding Range 2 Non Breeding Range Coenocorypha minor Scolopax minor NA e, se Physical charateristics A rotund, almost neckless brown bird […]

Marsh Sandpiper (Tringa stagnatilis)

[order] CHARADRIIFORMES | [family] Scolopacidae | [latin] Tringa stagnatilis | [UK] Marsh Sandpiper | [FR] Chevalier stagnatile | [DE] Teich-Wasserlaufer | [ES] Archibebe Fino | [NL] Poelruiter Subspecies Monotypic species Physical charateristics Straightish, needle like bill, small body and long legs. Looks like small, fine T. nrbulstis. Wings dark, rump and back white, face pale, […]

South Island Snipe (Coenocorypha iredalei)

[order] CHARADRIIFORMES | [family] Scolopacidae | [latin] Coenocorypha iredalei | [UK] South Island Snipe | [FR] Becassine dAuckland | [DE] Aucklandschnepfe | [ES] Chochita de las Auckland | [NL] Subspecies Monotypic species Physical charateristics The snipe was similar to other Coenocorypha snipe, a small (21?24 cm in length), chunky and cryptically patterned wader with bars, […]