(syn. Calidris Ϯ Sanderling C. alba) Gr. κροκη krokē  pebble  < κροκαλη krokalē  beach; θειω theiō  to run; "G. 58. CROCETHIA *), Sv. Strandlöpare.  1. arenaria  ...  Linn. S. N. 255. 9  Charadrius calidris.  Hab. in litoribus arenosis marinis passim. Insectis variis marinis victitat.  ... *) Hab. gener medius inter Charadrios, et Tryngas  ... Quum Nom. gener. Arenaria Bechst. genus phythologicum est et Calidris Ill. est nomen specificum alius generis. Nomen e græcis vocis Kροκη, litus et θειω curro, derivatum adoptavimus." (Billeberg 1828); "Crocethia Billberg, Syn. Faun. Scand., 1, pt. 2, 1828, p. 132. Type, by monotypy, Charadrius calidris Linné = Trynga alba Pallas." (Peters 1934, II, 280). The Sanderling breeds in the high arctic, but on passage, and in winter, groups are found scurrying along beaches throughout the world. 

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Jobling, J. A. (2019). Key to Scientific Names in Ornithology. In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.) (2019). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from on 23 January 2019).