French: Bécasseau falcinelle German: Sumpfläufer Spanish: Correlimos falcinelo
Subspecies and Distribution
C. f. falcinellus
(Pontoppidan, 1763) – Scandinavia and NW Russia; winters from E Africa (rarely to South Africa) through S Red Sea and Arabia to W & S India and Sri Lanka.
C. f. sibirica
(Dresser, 1876) – NE Siberia (Taymyr, and R Lena E to R Kolyma); winters from NE India through SE Asia, Philippines and Indonesia to Australia.
16–18 cm; 28–68 g; wingspan 34–37 cm. Small sandpiper with long, broad bill decurved at tip; distinctive split supercilium; short legs; black mantle and... read more
Male has two song types associated with different flight speeds in display: firstly, a rhythmic... read more
Race falcinellus breeds in subarctic montane and lowland zone, usually at altitudes above... read more
Food and feeding
Mainly marine worms, including nereids; also small bivalves and snails, crustaceans (e.g. amphipods), adult and larval insects, including... read more
Laying early to late Jun in Fennoscandia, mid Jun to early Jul in Russia. Monogamous. Breeds in loose colonies, of 2–10 pairs, 80... read more
Adults depart breeding grounds in Fennoscandia Jul, juveniles Aug; migrates in broad front SE... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Total population of nominate 13,000–22,000 pairs, with 200–1000 pairs in Norway (1990), 3000–5000 pairs in Sweden (... read more
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