French: Pluvier semipalmé German: Amerikanischer Sandregenpfeifer Spanish: Chorlitejo semipalmeado
coast of New Jersey, USA
Aleutian Is (W to Adak)#R, Alaska and N Canada E to Newfoundland, S to C British Columbia and S Nova Scotia. Winters on coasts of North and South America, from California to N Chile and from S Virginia to Patagonia; also Bermuda, West Indies, Galapagos Is.
17–19 cm; 28–73 g; wingspan 43–52 cm. Closely resembles C. hiaticula, but slightly smaller and less robust, with narrower breastband and smaller... read more
Most-frequently heard call, usually given in flight, a clear whistled “kli-weeet” (c. 0·3 seconds... read more
Freshwater and salt mudflats, intertidal mudflats and beaches, flat open margins of ponds, lakes... read more
Food and feeding
Primarily polychaete worms; also small gastropods, inarticulata, small crustaceans and insects, such as grasshoppers, beetles and ants.... read more
Lays early May to early Jul, depending on latitude and related to snow clearance, with older females tending to nest earlier. Solitary or... read more
Migratory. Winters on coasts of South and North America and all larger islands in the general zone... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Total population probably numbers c.13,200–120,000 breeding pairs based on densities of 11–100 breeding pairs/10 km... read more
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