Least Sandpiper

Calidris minutilla

Order

CHARADRIIFORMES

Family

Sandpipers, Phalaropes (Scolopacidae)

Code 4

LESA

Code 6

CALMIL

ITIS

HEAD

Least Sandpiper Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: Dagger
  • Eye Color: Dark brown
  • Head pattern: Streaked
  • Crown Color: Brown streaked.
  • Forehead Color: Brown
  • Nape Color: Brown and gray streaked.
  • Throat Color: White to buff, may have brown streaks.
  • Cere color: No Data

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BODY

Least Sandpiper Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 15 cm (6 in)
  • Weight: 33 g (1.16 oz)
  • Size: Small (5 - 9 in)
  • Color Primary: Brown
  • Underparts: Pale brown breast with brown streaks; white belly and sides.
  • Upperparts: Brown and gray feathers with rust-brown and pale brown edges.
  • Back Pattern: Striped or streaked
  • Belly Pattern: Solid
  • Breast Pattern: Striped or streaked

FLIGHT

Least Sandpiper Flight Illustration
  • Flight Pattern: Swift direct flight with rapid wing beats.
  • Wingspan Range: 28-30 cm (11-12 in)
  • Wing Shape: Tapered-Wings
  • Tail shape: Pointed Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Solid
  • Upper Tail: White with broad brown-black center stripe.
  • Under Tail: White
  • Leg Color: Yellow-green
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