Surfbird

Calidris virgata

Order

CHARADRIIFORMES

Family

Sandpipers, Phalaropes (Scolopacidae)

Code 4

SURF

Code 6

APHVIR

ITIS

HEAD

Surfbird Head Illustration.jpg
  • Bill Shape: Dagger
  • Eye Color: Dark brown.
  • Head pattern: Streaked, Eyering
  • Crown Color: White with heavy black streaking.
  • Forehead Color: White with heavy black streaking.
  • Nape Color: White with heavy black streaking.
  • Throat Color: White with heavy black streaking.
  • Cere color: No Data

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BODY

Surfbird Body Illustration.jpg
  • Length Range: 25 cm (10 in)
  • Weight: 184 g (6.5 oz)
  • Size: Medium (9 - 16 in)
  • Color Primary: Gray
  • Underparts: White with brown chevrons.
  • Upperparts: Dark gray-brown feathers edged with white and red-brown.
  • Back Pattern: Scaled or scalloped
  • Belly Pattern: Spotted or speckled
  • Breast Pattern: Spotted or speckled

FLIGHT

Surfbird Flight Illustration.jpg
  • Flight Pattern: Swift flight with rapid wing beats.
  • Wingspan Range: 51 cm (20 in)
  • Wing Shape: Pointed-Wings
  • Tail shape: Fan-shaped Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Banded
  • Upper Tail: White with black terminal band.
  • Under Tail: White with black terminal band.
  • Leg Color: Yellow-green
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