Common Sandpiper

Actitis hypoleucos

Order

CHARADRIIFORMES

Family

Sandpipers, Phalaropes (Scolopacidae)

Code 4

COSA

Code 6

ACTHYP

ITIS

HEAD

Common Sandpiper Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: Dagger
  • Eye Color: Black
  • Head pattern: Plain, Eyering
  • Crown Color: Brown
  • Forehead Color: Brown
  • Nape Color: Brown
  • Throat Color: Brown and white.
  • Cere color: No Data

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BODY

Common Sandpiper Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 20 cm (8 in)
  • Weight: 51 g (1.8 oz)
  • Size: Small (5 - 9 in)
  • Color Primary: White, Brown
  • Underparts: Pale brown upper breast with fine bars; white belly and sides.
  • Upperparts: Brown with darker streaks.
  • Back Pattern: Barred or banded, Striped or streaked
  • Belly Pattern: Solid
  • Breast Pattern: Striped or streaked

FLIGHT

Common Sandpiper Flight Illustration
  • Flight Pattern: Highly distinctive flight with quick shallow wingbeats alternating with stiff glides on cupped wings.
  • Wingspan Range: 38-41 cm (15-16 in)
  • Wing Shape: Pointed-Wings
  • Tail shape: Fan-shaped Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Barred
  • Upper Tail: Brown
  • Under Tail: Brown and white
  • Leg Color: Yellow-gray
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