Solitary Sandpiper

Tringa solitaria

Order

CHARADRIIFORMES

Family

Sandpipers, Phalaropes (Scolopacidae)

Code 4

SOSA

Code 6

TRISOL

ITIS

HEAD

Solitary Sandpiper Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: Dagger
  • Eye Color: Dark brown to chestnut.
  • Head pattern: Streaked, Eyering
  • Crown Color: Gray-brown heavily streaked with white.
  • Forehead Color: Brown and white streaked.
  • Nape Color: Dark gray-brown heavily streaked with buff-white.
  • Throat Color: White with gray-brown streaks.
  • Cere color: No Data

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BODY

Solitary Sandpiper Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 20-23 cm (8-9 in)
  • Weight: 69 g (2.43 oz)
  • Size: Small (5 - 9 in)
  • Color Primary: Brown
  • Underparts: White
  • Upperparts: Dark gray-brown heavily spotted with buff-white.
  • Back Pattern: Spotted or speckled
  • Belly Pattern: Solid
  • Breast Pattern: Striped or streaked

FLIGHT

Solitary Sandpiper Flight Illustration
  • Flight Pattern: Light buoyant swallowlike direct flight, Often zigzags on takeoff.
  • Wingspan Range: 38-43 cm (15-17 in)
  • Wing Shape: Tapered-Wings
  • Tail shape: Pointed Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Barred
  • Upper Tail: White with dark central feathers.
  • Under Tail: White
  • Leg Color: Yellow-green to olive.
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