Sanderling

Calidris alba

Order

CHARADRIIFORMES

Family

Sandpipers, Phalaropes (Scolopacidae)

Code 4

SAND

Code 6

CALALB

ITIS

HEAD

Sanderling Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: Dagger
  • Eye Color: Dark brown to black.
  • Head pattern: Streaked
  • Crown Color: Streaked tan and brown.
  • Forehead Color: Rufous or gray and white.
  • Nape Color: Rust, brown and gray.
  • Throat Color: Red-brown with darker flecks.
  • Cere color: No Data

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BODY

Sanderling Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 20 cm (8 in)
  • Weight: 110 g (3.88 oz)
  • Size: Small (5 - 9 in)
  • Color Primary: White, Brown
  • Underparts: Rust-brown, gray and brown flecked breast; white belly and sides.
  • Upperparts: Mottled brown, rust-brown, black and gray.
  • Back Pattern: Striped or streaked, Mottled
  • Belly Pattern: Solid
  • Breast Pattern: Spotted or speckled

FLIGHT

Sanderling Flight Illustration
  • Flight Pattern: Swift direct flight with rapid wing beats.
  • Wingspan Range: 36-38 cm (14-15 in)
  • Wing Shape: Tapered-Wings
  • Tail shape: Squared Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Solid
  • Upper Tail: Brown-black
  • Under Tail: White
  • Leg Color: Black
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Parts of a Standing bird X
Head Feathers and Markings X
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