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Sandpiper, Common
Bird Info
Bird Info
Conservation status
Scientific Name:
Actitis hypoleucos
Afghanistan, Africa, Alaska, Albania, Angola, Asia, Atlantic Islands, Australasia, Australia, Austria, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belgium, Bhutan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, British Isles, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burundi, Cambodia, Central Africa, China, Comores, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, East Africa, East Timor, Eastern Cape Province, Eastern Europe excluding Russia, England, Estonia, Europe Read more
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The global population is estimated to number c.2,600,000-3,200,000 individuals (Wetlands International, 2006), while national population estimates include: c.10,000-100,000 breeding pairs, c.1,000-10,000 individuals on migration and c.1,000-10,000 wintering individuals in China; c.1,000-10,0 ...
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The Common Sandpiper (Actitis hypoleucos) is a small Palearctic wader. This bird and its American sister species, the Spotted Sandpiper (A. macularia), make up the genus Actitis. They are parapatric and replace each other geographically; stray birds of either species may settle down with breeders of the other and hybridize. Hybridization has also been reported between the Common Sandpiper and the Green Sandpiper, a basal species of the closely related shank genus Tringa. ...
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