Sharp-tailed Sandpiper

Calidris acuminata

Order

CHARADRIIFORMES

Family

Sandpipers, Phalaropes (Scolopacidae)

Code 4

SPTS

Code 6

CALACU

ITIS

HEAD

Sharp-tailed Sandpiper Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: Dagger
  • Eye Color: Black
  • Head pattern: Streaked, Eyering
  • Crown Color: Brown and rufous streaked.
  • Forehead Color: Pale brown
  • Nape Color: Pale brown with fine black streaks.
  • Throat Color: White washed with yellow-brown, with fine brown streaks.
  • Cere color: No Data

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BODY

Sharp-tailed Sandpiper Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 20-23 cm (8-9 in)
  • Weight: 114 g (4.02 oz)
  • Size: Small (5 - 9 in)
  • Color Primary: Brown, Buff
  • Underparts: Buff breast with pale spots and streaks, white belly and sides.
  • Upperparts: Brown-black and rust-brown feathers with pale brown edges.
  • Back Pattern: Striped or streaked
  • Belly Pattern: Solid
  • Breast Pattern: Striped or streaked

FLIGHT

Sharp-tailed Sandpiper Flight Illustration
  • Flight Pattern: Swift flight with rapid wing beats.
  • Wingspan Range: 41-46 cm (16-18 in)
  • Wing Shape: Tapered-Wings
  • Tail shape: Pointed Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Streaked
  • Upper Tail: Dark Brown
  • Under Tail: Brown
  • Leg Color: Yellow-green
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