Dunlin

Calidris alpina - Bécasseau variable

Systematics
  • Order 
    :

    Charadriiformes

  • Family
    :

    Scolopacidés

  • Genus
    :

    Calidris

  • Species
    :

    alpina

Descriptor

Linnaeus, 1758

Biometrics
  • Size
    : 22 cm
  • Wingspan
    : 33 à 40 cm.
  • Weight
    : 40 à 50 g
Longevity

20 years

Geographic range

Distribution

Description identification

Dunlin (Calidris alpina) is a species of bird in the Scolopacidae family.

Subspecific information 10 Subspecies

  • Calidris alpina arctica (ne Greenland)
  • Calidris alpina schinzii (se Greenland, Iceland, the British Isles to s Scandinavia and the Baltic)
  • Calidris alpina alpina (n Scandanavia to nw Siberia)
  • Calidris alpina centralis (nc to ne Siberia)
  • Calidris alpina sakhalina (e Russia to the Chukotsk Pen.)
  • Calidris alpina kistchinski (Sea of Okhotsk to Kuril Is. and Kamchatka)
  • Calidris alpina actites (Sakhalin I.. off se Russia.)
  • Calidris alpina arcticola (nw Alaska to nw Canada)
  • Calidris alpina pacifica (w and s Alaska)
  • Calidris alpina hudsonia (c Canada)

Foreign names

  • Bécasseau variable,
  • Correlimos Común,
  • Pilrito-comum,
  • Alpenstrandläufer,
  • Havasi partfutó,
  • Bonte Strandloper,
  • Piovanello pancianera,
  • Kärrsnäppa,
  • Myrsnipe,
  • pobrežník čiernozobý,
  • jespák obecný,
  • Almindelig Ryle,
  • suosirri,
  • Bontstrandloper,
  • territ variant,
  • Lóuþræll,
  • biegus zmienny,
  • parastais šņibītis,
  • spremenljivi prodnik,
  • Чернозобик,
  • ハマシギ,
  • 黑腹滨鹬,
  • นกชายเลนท้องดำ,
  • 黑腹濱鷸,

Voice song and cries

Habitat

Wetlands (inland) : Bogs, Marshes, Swamps, Fens, Peatlands, Permanent Freshwater Marshes/Pools (under 8ha), Tundra Wetlands (incl. pools and temporary waters from snowmelt) ; Marine Neritic : Estuaries ; Marine Intertidal : Mud Flats and Salt Flats, Salt Marshes (Emergent Grasses) ; Marine Coastal/Supratidal : Coastal Brackish/Saline Lagoons/Marine Lakes, Coastal Freshwater Lakes ; Artificial/Terrestrial : Arable Land, Pastureland ; Artificial/Aquatic and Marine : Salt Exploitation Sites, Wastewater Treatment Areas

Geographic range

Illustration

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