Rock Sandpiper

Calidris ptilocnemis

Order

CHARADRIIFORMES

Family

Sandpipers, Phalaropes (Scolopacidae)

Code 4

ROSA

Code 6

CALPTI

ITIS

HEAD

Rock Sandpiper Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: Dagger
  • Eye Color: Dark brown.
  • Head pattern: Capped, Streaked, Eyering
  • Crown Color: Black with red-brown streaking.
  • Forehead Color: Black with red-brown streaking.
  • Nape Color: Black with red-brown streaking.
  • Throat Color: Black with red-brown streaking.
  • Cere color: No Data

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BODY

Rock Sandpiper Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 23 cm (9 in)
  • Weight: 77 g (2.7 oz)
  • Size: Small (5 - 9 in)
  • Color Primary: Brown
  • Underparts: White with brown streaking on breast and sides and a dark patch on lower breast.
  • Upperparts: Scaled gray-brown with red-brown on back and wings.
  • Back Pattern: Scaled or scalloped
  • Belly Pattern: Solid
  • Breast Pattern: Solid

FLIGHT

Rock Sandpiper Flight Illustration
  • Flight Pattern: Swift flight with shallow clipped wing beats.
  • Wingspan Range: 36-39 cm (14-15.5 in)
  • Wing Shape: Tapered-Wings
  • Tail shape: Pointed Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Streaked
  • Upper Tail: White with black central stripe.
  • Under Tail: White
  • Leg Color: Back
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