Pectoral Sandpiper

Calidris melanotos

Order

CHARADRIIFORMES

Family

Sandpipers, Phalaropes (Scolopacidae)

Code 4

PESA

Code 6

CALMET

ITIS

HEAD

Pectoral Sandpiper Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: Dagger
  • Eye Color: Dark brown
  • Head pattern: Streaked, Eyering
  • Crown Color: Brown streaked.
  • Forehead Color: Brown streaked.
  • Nape Color: Brown streaked.
  • Throat Color: White to buff with brown streaks.
  • Cere color: No Data

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BODY

Pectoral Sandpiper Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 20-23 cm (8-9 in)
  • Weight: 126 g (4.44 oz)
  • Size: Small (5 - 9 in)
  • Color Primary: Brown, Buff
  • Underparts: Brown streaked breast, with white belly and sides.
  • Upperparts: Brown-black feathers with pale brown edges.
  • Back Pattern: Striped or streaked
  • Belly Pattern: Solid
  • Breast Pattern: Striped or streaked

FLIGHT

Pectoral Sandpiper Flight Illustration
  • Flight Pattern: Swift direct flight with rapid wing beats.
  • Wingspan Range: 38-41 cm (15-16 in)
  • Wing Shape: Tapered-Wings
  • Tail shape: Pointed Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Streaked
  • Upper Tail: Brown and black.
  • Under Tail: White
  • Leg Color: Yellow-green
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