Spotted Sandpiper

Actitis macularius

Order

CHARADRIIFORMES

Family

Sandpipers, Phalaropes (Scolopacidae)

Code 4

SPSA

Code 6

ACTMAC

ITIS

HEAD

Spotted Sandpiper Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: Dagger
  • Eye Color: Dark brown to hazel.
  • Head pattern: Eyeline, Eyering, Spotted, Unique pattern, Eyebrow
  • Crown Color: Olive-brown
  • Forehead Color: Olive-brown
  • Nape Color: Olive-brown
  • Throat Color: White with brown-black spots.
  • Cere color: No Data

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BODY

Spotted Sandpiper Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 19 cm (7.5 in)
  • Weight: 64 g (2.25 oz)
  • Size: Small (5 - 9 in)
  • Color Primary: Brown
  • Underparts: White, with brown-black spots.
  • Upperparts: Olive-brown
  • Back Pattern: Barred or banded
  • Belly Pattern: Spotted or speckled
  • Breast Pattern: Spotted or speckled

FLIGHT

Spotted Sandpiper Flight Illustration
  • Flight Pattern: Direct flight low over water.
  • Wingspan Range: 33-36 cm (13-14 in)
  • Wing Shape: Tapered-Wings
  • Tail shape: Squared Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Solid
  • Upper Tail: Dark brown with black and white barring and dark central feather.
  • Under Tail: White
  • Leg Color: Dull yellow.
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