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Sandpiper, Pectoral
Bird Info
Bird Info
Conservation status
Scientific Name:
Calidris melanotos
Africa, Alabama, Alaska, Alberta, Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Arizona, Arkansas, Asia, Atlantic Islands, Australasia, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Bermuda, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, British Columbia, British Isles, British Virgin Islands, Burundi, California, Canada, Caribbean, Cayman Islands, Central Africa, Central America and Caribbean, Central America excluding Mexico Read more
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The global population is estimated to number c.25,000-100,000 individuals (Wetlands International, 2006), while national population sizes have been estimated at < c.1,000 individuals on migration in Japan and c.100-10,000 breeding pairs and c.50-1,000 individuals on migration in Russia (B ...
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The Pectoral Sandpiper (Calidris melanotos) is a small, migratory wader that breeds in North America and Asia, wintering in South America and Oceania. It eats small invertebrates. Its nest, a hole scraped in the ground and with a thick lining, is deep enough to protect its four eggs from the cool breezes of its breeding grounds. The pectoral sandpiper is 21 cm long, with a wingspan of 46 cm. ...
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