Semipalmated Sandpiper

Calidris pusilla

Order

CHARADRIIFORMES

Family

Sandpipers, Phalaropes (Scolopacidae)

Code 4

SESA

Code 6

CALPUS

ITIS

HEAD

Semipalmated Sandpiper Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: Dagger
  • Eye Color: Black
  • Head pattern: Streaked, Eyering
  • Crown Color: Gray and brown streaked.
  • Forehead Color: Pale brown and white streaked.
  • Nape Color: Gray and brown striped.
  • Throat Color: White
  • Cere color: No Data

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BODY

Semipalmated Sandpiper Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 15-18 cm (6-7 in)
  • Weight: 41 g (1.44 oz)
  • Size: Small (5 - 9 in)
  • Color Primary: Brown
  • Underparts: White; breast is streaked with gray-brown.
  • Upperparts: Gray-brown
  • Back Pattern: Striped or streaked
  • Belly Pattern: Solid
  • Breast Pattern: Striped or streaked

FLIGHT

Semipalmated Sandpiper Flight Illustration
  • Flight Pattern: Swift flight with rapid wing beats.
  • Wingspan Range: 28-33 cm (11-13 in)
  • Wing Shape: Tapered-Wings
  • Tail shape: Pointed Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Streaked
  • Upper Tail: Gray-black
  • Under Tail: White
  • Leg Color: Black
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