Western Sandpiper

Calidris mauri

Order

CHARADRIIFORMES

Family

Sandpipers, Phalaropes (Scolopacidae)

Code 4

WESA

Code 6

CALMAU

ITIS

HEAD

Western Sandpiper Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: Dagger
  • Eye Color: Brown to dark brown.
  • Head pattern: Capped, Streaked
  • Crown Color: Red-brown streaked with brown.
  • Forehead Color: Red-brown and white streaked.
  • Nape Color: Red-brown, gray, and white streaked.
  • Throat Color: White, with rows of red-brown chevrons.
  • Cere color: No Data

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BODY

Western Sandpiper Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 15-18 cm (6-7 in)
  • Weight: 42 g (1.48 oz)
  • Size: Small (5 - 9 in)
  • Color Primary: Brown
  • Underparts: White, with rows of red-brown chevrons.
  • Upperparts: Red-brown, black and buff mottled.
  • Back Pattern: Striped or streaked
  • Belly Pattern: Solid
  • Breast Pattern: Striped or streaked

FLIGHT

Western Sandpiper Flight Illustration
  • Flight Pattern: Swift direct flight with rapid wing beats.
  • Wingspan Range: 30-36 cm (12-14 in)
  • Wing Shape: Pointed-Wings
  • Tail shape: Squared Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Solid
  • Upper Tail: White with dark central feathers.
  • Under Tail: White
  • Leg Color: Black
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