French: Bécasseau des Aléoutiennes German: Beringstrandläufer Spanish: Correlimos roquero
St George Island, Pribilof Islands
Subspecies and Distribution
C. p. quarta
(E. J. O. Hartert, 1920) – S Kamchatka, Commander Is and probably Kuril Is; winters S to E Japan.
C. p. tschuktschorum
(Portenko, 1937) – E Chukotskiy Peninsula, St Lawrence I, Nunivak I and W Alaska; winters on coasts of NW North America S to N California and locally in E Japan.
C. p. ptilocnemis
(Coues, 1873) – islands in E Bering Sea (St Matthew I, Hall I and Pribilof Is); winters on S Alaska Peninsula E to Alexander Archipelago.
C. p. couesi
(Ridgway, 1880) – Aleutian Is and Alaska Peninsula, including Shumagin Is and Kodiak I; winters throughout same areas.
20–23 cm; male 80–132, female 118–135 g; wingspan 34–46 cm. Chunky, medium-sized sandpiper. Adult nominate (and many tschuktschorum) very pale on... read more
On the breeding grounds, display call in flight is a series of very burry drawn-out bisyllabic... read more
Nests in upland tundra in coastal regions, probably at lower altitudes than C. maritima,... read more
Food and feeding
Molluscs (including snails), marine worms, crustaceans, icebound sea lice, sandfleas, flies, beetles and gammarids; some algae. Picks prey... read more
Laying early May to late Jun, mainly early Jun. Monogamous, often for several years. Up to 12 breeding pairs/km²; high degree of site... read more
Partly migratory; leap-frog migration, with northernmost breeders winter S of more S breeding... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). No population estimates available; numbers thought to be low; 4000 counted on Nelson Lagoon, Alaska Peninsula, in 1979, of which... read more
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