Buff-breasted Sandpiper

Calidris subruficollis

Order

CHARADRIIFORMES

Family

Sandpipers, Phalaropes (Scolopacidae)

Code 4

BBSA

Code 6

TRYSUB

ITIS

HEAD

Buff-breasted Sandpiper Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: Dagger
  • Eye Color: Dark brown
  • Head pattern: Capped, Streaked, Eyering
  • Crown Color: Brown and buff streaked.
  • Forehead Color: Pale brown
  • Nape Color: Brown and buff
  • Throat Color: Pale brown to buff.
  • Cere color: No Data

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BODY

Buff-breasted Sandpiper Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 19-22 cm (7.5-8.5 in)
  • Weight: 117 g (4.12 oz)
  • Size: Small (5 - 9 in)
  • Color Primary: Brown, Buff
  • Underparts: Pale brown breast and sides, faint streaks and spots; white belly and undertail coverts.
  • Upperparts: Brown with paler brown edges, appearing scaled.
  • Back Pattern: Striped or streaked
  • Belly Pattern: Solid
  • Breast Pattern: Solid

FLIGHT

Buff-breasted Sandpiper Flight Illustration
  • Flight Pattern: Swift flight with rapid wing beats.
  • Wingspan Range: 41-43 cm (16-17 in)
  • Wing Shape: Pointed-Wings
  • Tail shape: Pointed Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Solid with edging.
  • Upper Tail: Dark brown edged with pale brown.
  • Under Tail: Brown and white.
  • Leg Color: Olive-yellow to bright yellow.
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