French: Bécasseau sanderling German: Sanderling Spanish: Correlimos tridáctilo
coast of North Sea.
Subspecies and Distribution
C. a. alba
(Pallas, 1764) – extreme N Canada (Ellesmere I), Greenland and Svalbard to Severnaya Zemlya Is and Taymyr Peninsula; winters on coasts of W & S Europe, Africa E across S parts of Asia to Australasia and some tropical Pacific islands.
C. a. rubida
(J. F. Gmelin, 1789) – NE Siberia (Lena Delta and New Siberian Is), Alaska (small numbers) and N Canada (except Ellesmere I); winters on coasts of E Asia and from C North America to S South America.
19–21 cm; 40–110 g; wingspan 35–39 cm. Chunky, medium-sized Calidris with shortish, thickish bill; intensity of coloration variable, with head,... read more
On the breeding grounds, calls include short nasal piping notes in loose series, a nasal descending... read more
High Arctic barren stony tundra supporting scant vegetation with well drained ridges and sparse... read more
Food and feeding
On breeding grounds, insects, mainly adult and larval Diptera, occasionally beetles and Lepidoptera; also spiders and crustaceans and... read more
Laying Jun to mid-Jul. Monogamous; occasionally polyandrous. High degree of breeding site fidelity. Solitary; density up to 13·7... read more
Long distance migrant. Seems to be restricted to few stopover sites along flyways; highly faithful... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). North American winter population comprises probably 100,000–200,000 birds; most numerous small shorebird on beaches of South... read more
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