French: Bécasseau semipalmé German: Sandstrandläufer Spanish: Correlimos semipalmeado
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
W & N Alaska and N Canada from Yukon to Labrador; has recently colonized extreme NE Siberia (N Chukotskiy Peninsula)#R. Winters on Pacific coast from S Mexico to S Peru, and on Atlantic coast from Yucatán and West Indies to E Brazil, rarely to C Argentina.
13–15 cm; 18–51·5 g; wingspan 34–37 cm. Breeding plumage duller than in most congeners; brownish-grey upperparts with dark centres to scapulars;... read more
On breeding grounds, numerous sounds made, with dfferent vocalizations used during aerial displays... read more
High and low Arctic and subarctic wet sedge or heath tundra, Carex marshes in N, often... read more
Food and feeding
During breeding season mainly chironomid larvae (60%); also spiders (15–20%), snails, larvae of other Diptera and beetles, and seeds... read more
Lays Jun to early Jul, with most nests initiated in third week of Jun and late clutches are often deserted. Monogamous. Territorial, with... read more
Long-distance migrant; non-stop flights of up to 4000 km; flocks of up to 350,000 birds may gather... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Currently considerd Near Threatened. Total population estimated at 3,200,000–3,900,000 birds (1993) when decline already evident, although... read more
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