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Sandpiper, Sharp-tailed
Bird Info
Bird Info
Conservation status
Scientific Name:
Calidris acuminata
Africa, Alaska, Alberta, Antarctica and Islands, Arkansas, Asia, Atlantic Islands, Australasia, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bermuda, British Columbia, British Isles, Brunei, California, Canada, Chile, China, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Denmark, East Timor, Eastern Europe excluding Russia, England, Estonia, Europe, Finland, Florida, France, Germany, Global, Hong Kong, Hungary, Idaho, Illinois Read more
Related Reading
The global population is estimated to number > c.160,000 individuals (Wetlands International, 2006), while the population in Russia has been estimated at c.100-100,000 breeding pairs and c.50-10,000 individuals on migration (Brazil 2009). ...
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More recently, a review of new data has indicated that this bird should perhaps better be placed into the genus Philomachus - as P. acuminatus - which now contains only the ruff but if the Sharp-tailed Sandpiper is merged into it would need to accommodate the Broad-billed Sandpiper also (Thomas et al., 2004). ...
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