French: Bécasseau minuscule German: Wiesenstrandläufer Spanish: Correlimos menudillo
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
E Aleutians and Alaska through NW & NC Canada to Quebec, Newfoundland and Nova Scotia. Winters from Oregon and New Jersey through S USA, Middle America and West Indies to N Chile and CE Brazil; regularly reaches Galapagos Is#R, rarely Hawaiian Is#R.
13–15 cm; male 15–36 g, female 20–33 g; wingspan 33–35 cm. Smallest of all shorebirds, with needle-like bill; dark brown upperparts with chestnut and grey... read more
Several calls and songs used during breeding season, with unpaired males having three main types of... read more
Breeds from subarctic tundra to far N boreal forest, farther S than other Nearctic Calidris... read more
Food and feeding
Benthic and terrestrial invertebrates smaller than 6 mm, such as small amphipods, particularly Corophium, gastropods, isopods,... read more
Lays mid May to early Jun. Monogamous, for one season or longer. Territorial, with maximum reported density of 90 pairs over 111 ha (Queen... read more
Migratory. Moves in broad front over interior North America to S USA, Greater Antilles, Gulf of... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Total population previously estimated at in excess of 100,000 birds, of which 50,000–100,000 birds in Canada, but more recently... read more
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