Stilt Sandpiper

Calidris himantopus

Order

CHARADRIIFORMES

Family

Sandpipers, Phalaropes (Scolopacidae)

Code 4

STSA

Code 6

CALHIM

ITIS

HEAD

Stilt Sandpiper Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: Dagger
  • Eye Color: Dark brown
  • Head pattern: Capped, Streaked, Unique pattern, Eyebrow
  • Crown Color: Gray-brown
  • Forehead Color: White and brown streaked.
  • Nape Color: White with gray-brown streaking.
  • Throat Color: White, with gray-brown streaking.
  • Cere color: No Data

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BODY

Stilt Sandpiper Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 19-22 cm (7.5-8.5 in)
  • Weight: 68 g (2.39 oz)
  • Size: Small (5 - 9 in)
  • Color Primary: Brown, Buff
  • Underparts: White with gray-brown barring.
  • Upperparts: Gray-brown with some black and buff mottling.
  • Back Pattern: Scaled or scalloped
  • Belly Pattern: Barred or banded
  • Breast Pattern: Barred or banded

FLIGHT

Stilt Sandpiper Flight Illustration
  • Flight Pattern: Strong direct flight with powerful rapid wing beats.
  • Wingspan Range: 38-43 cm (15-17 in)
  • Wing Shape: Tapered-Wings
  • Tail shape: Pointed Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Barred
  • Upper Tail: White with gray-brown barring.
  • Under Tail: White, with gray-brown barring.
  • Leg Color: Yellow-green
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