Tag: Sandpipers and allies

Long-billed Dowitcher (Limnodromus scolopaceus)

[order] CHARADRIIFORMES | [family] Scolopacidae | [latin] Limnodromus scolopaceus | [UK] Long-billed Dowitcher | [FR] Becassine a long bec | [DE] Grosser Schlammlaufer | [ES] Agujeta escolopa | [NL] Grote Grijze Snip Subspecies Monotypic species Physical charateristics A snipe-like, long-billed shorebird with white lower back and rump, black and white checkered tail, dark bill, green […]

Sharp-tailed Sandpiper (Calidris acuminata)

[order] CHARADRIIFORMES | [family] Scolopacidae | [latin] Calidris acuminata | [UK] Sharp-tailed Sandpiper | [FR] Becasseau a queue pointue | [DE] Spitzschwanz-Strandlaufer | [ES] Correlimos acuminado | [NL] Siberische Strandloper Subspecies Monotypic species Physical charateristics Similar in size and shape to the more common Pectoral Sandpiper, the rare Sharp-tailed Sandpiper can be distinguished by its […]

Redshank (Tringa totanus)

[order] CHARADRIIFORMES | [family] Scolopacidae | [latin] Tringa totanus | [UK] Redshank | [FR] Chevalier gambette | [DE] Rotschenkel | [ES] Archibebe Comun | [NL] Tureluur Subspecies Genus Species subspecies Breeding Range Breeding Range 2 Non Breeding Range Physical charateristics Ashy brown upperparts, head and breast, streaked and spotted with black and dark brown. White […]

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. […]