French: Bécasseau à échasses German: Bindenstrandläufer Spanish: Correlimos zancolín
Long Branch, New Jersey, USA
N Alaska E to S Victoria I; W & S Hudson Bay. Winters from S USA to South America, mainly from Bolivia and SC Brazil to N Argentina (S to Buenos Aires).
18–23 cm; 42–103·5 g; wingspan 38–47 cm. Medium-sized wader resembling other Calidris, but with long, slightly decurved bill and long legs... read more
Various calls heard during nesting period. The song has been rendered “xxree-xxree-xxree-xxree-ee-... read more
Breeds mainly in subarctic, on sedge tundra near water, moist tundra with willow growth and high,... read more
Food and feeding
Adults and larvae of aquatic and terrestrial beetles, adult Diptera, other larval insects, snails and also seeds; young birds often eat... read more
Lays early Jun in Victoria (Northwest Territories) and at Churchill (Manitoba) overall range of laying dates generally early Jun to mid Jul... read more
Migrates through interior North and Central America to C South America, but during autumn also S... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Total population previously estimated at 50,000–100,000 birds, but at 200,000 individuals at start of present century and even... read more
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