Spoon-billed Sandpiper

Calidris pygmeus

Order

CHARADRIIFORMES

Family

Sandpipers, Phalaropes (Scolopacidae)

Code 4

SBSA

Code 6

EURPYG

ITIS

HEAD

Spoon-billed Sandpiper Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: Specialized
  • Eye Color: Black
  • Head pattern: Streaked, Eyering
  • Crown Color: Red-brown with brown streaks.
  • Forehead Color: Red-brown with brown streaks.
  • Nape Color: Red-brown with brown streaks.
  • Throat Color: Rufous or rust.
  • Cere color: No Data

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BODY

Spoon-billed Sandpiper Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 14-16 cm (5.5-6.3 in)
  • Weight: 28 g (1 oz)
  • Size: Small (5 - 9 in)
  • Color Primary: Brown
  • Underparts: White with red-brown breast with brown streaking.
  • Upperparts: Red-brown and black mottled edged in buff and white.
  • Back Pattern: Scaled or scalloped
  • Belly Pattern: Solid
  • Breast Pattern: Spotted or speckled

FLIGHT

Spoon-billed Sandpiper Flight Ilustration
  • Flight Pattern: Rapid flight with fast wingbeats.
  • Wingspan Range: 28-30 cm (11-12 in)
  • Wing Shape: Pointed-Wings
  • Tail shape: Fan-shaped Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Striped
  • Upper Tail: White with dark brown terminal band and black central feathers.
  • Under Tail: White
  • Leg Color: Black
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