Green Sandpiper

Tringa ochropus

Order

CHARADRIIFORMES

Family

Sandpipers, Phalaropes (Scolopacidae)

Code 4

GRSA

Code 6

TRIOCH

ITIS

HEAD

Green Sandpiper Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: Dagger
  • Eye Color: Dark brown to black.
  • Head pattern: Streaked, Eyering
  • Crown Color: White and gray-brown streaked.
  • Forehead Color: Gray-brown
  • Nape Color: Gray-brown with pale spots.
  • Throat Color: White and gray-brown streaked.
  • Cere color: No Data

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BODY

Green Sandpiper Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 21-24 cm (8.3-9.4 in)
  • Weight: 71 g (2.5 oz)
  • Size: Small (5 - 9 in)
  • Color Primary: White, Brown
  • Underparts: White with gray mottled breast.
  • Upperparts: Gray-brown with white speckles.
  • Back Pattern: Spotted or speckled
  • Belly Pattern: Solid
  • Breast Pattern: Striped or streaked

FLIGHT

Green Sandpiper Flight Illustration
  • Flight Pattern: Rapid flight with deep wingbeats, when flushed may zigzag wildly then tower high in the sky before plummeting suddenly back to the ground.
  • Wingspan Range: 39-45 cm (15.4-17.7 in)
  • Wing Shape: Pointed-Wings
  • Tail shape: Rounded Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Barred
  • Upper Tail: White with narrow black bars at tip.
  • Under Tail: White
  • Leg Color: Gray-green
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