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Sandpiper, Stilt
Bird Info
Bird Info
Conservation status
Scientific Name:
Calidris himantopus
Africa, Alabama, Alaska, Alberta, Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Arizona, Arkansas, Asia, Australasia, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Bolivia, Brazil, British Columbia, British Isles, British Virgin Islands, California, Canada, Caribbean, Cayman Islands, Central America and Caribbean, Central America excluding Mexico, Chile, Colombia, Colorado, Connecticut, Costa Rica, Cuba Read more
Related Reading
This species has a very large range, and hence does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the range size criterion (Extent of Occurrence <20,000 km2 combined with a declining or fluctuating range size, habitat extent/quality, or population size and a small number of locations or severe ...
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The Stilt Sandpiper (Calidris himantopus) or Micropalama himantopus, is a small shorebird; it bears some resemblance to the smaller calidrid sandpipers or "stints". DNA sequence information is incapable of determining whether it should be placed in Calidris or in the monotypic genus Micropalama (Thomas et al., 2004). It appears most closely allied with the Curlew Sandpiper,[ 2] which is another aberrant species only tentatively placed in Calidris and could conceivably separated with it in Erolia. ...
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