French: Pluvier de d’Azara German: Schlankschnabel-Regenpfeifer Spanish: Chorlitejo de Azara
WC & EC Mexico through Central America to W Colombia, W Ecuador and NW Peru and, E of Andes, S to C Argentina; C Chile; suggestion that species breeds on Grenada and perhaps on the Grenadines#R is now regarded as erroneous#R.
14–16 cm; 25·8–42 g; wingspan 36–39 cm. Differs from most similar species by rather narrow black breastband; black frontal bar and lores; upperpart... read more
Quite vocal. Most-frequently heard calls a short emphatic “pit” or “chit”, which might suggest ... read more
Sandy coastal beaches, inland and estuarine wetlands, riverbanks and ponds; also open sandy... read more
Food and feeding
Little studied; (water) beetles and their larvae, dragonflies, fly larvae, ants; on intertidal flats, takes polychaete worms, small... read more
Breeding season varies with latitude: Nov–Dec in W Mexico; nest with egg in May in Belize; breeds Mar–Jun in Costa Rica; nest... read more
Sedentary, or largely so, e.g. the species is considered to be mainly a scarce migrant in El... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). No range-wide population estimates available, but apparently very common in E South America. Population of coastal Peru estimated at... read more
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