Curlew Sandpiper

Calidris ferruginea

Order

CHARADRIIFORMES

Family

Sandpipers, Phalaropes (Scolopacidae)

Code 4

CUSA

Code 6

CALFER

ITIS

HEAD

Curlew Sandpiper Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: Curved (up or down)
  • Eye Color: Dark brown
  • Head pattern: Streaked, Eyering
  • Crown Color: Dark brown with red-brown stripes.
  • Forehead Color: Dark brown
  • Nape Color: Red-brown
  • Throat Color: Rust-brown
  • Cere color: No Data

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BODY

Curlew Sandpiper Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 19-22 cm (7.5-8.5 in)
  • Weight: 117 g (4.12 oz)
  • Size: Small (5 - 9 in)
  • Color Primary: Rufous or Rust
  • Underparts: Rust
  • Upperparts: Black, gray-brown and rust.
  • Back Pattern: Striped or streaked, Mottled
  • Belly Pattern: Solid
  • Breast Pattern: Solid

FLIGHT

Curlew Sandpiper Flight Illustration
  • Flight Pattern: Swift direct flight with rapid wing beats.
  • Wingspan Range: 37-42 cm (14.5-16.5 in)
  • Wing Shape: Pointed-Wings
  • Tail shape: Fan-shaped Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Solid
  • Upper Tail: Black
  • Under Tail: Brown
  • Leg Color: Gray to black.
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