Purple Sandpiper

Calidris maritima - Bécasseau violet

Systematics
  • Order 
    :

    Charadriiformes

  • Family
    :

    Scolopacidés

  • Genus
    :

    Calidris

  • Species
    :

    maritima

Descriptor

Brünnich, 1764

Biometrics
  • Size
    : 22 cm
  • Wingspan
    : 42 cm.
  • Weight
    : 60 à 105 g
Longevity

8 years

Geographic range

Distribution

Description identification

Purple Sandpiper (Calidris maritima) is a species of bird in the Scolopacidae family.

Subspecific information monotypic species

Foreign names

  • Bécasseau violet,
  • Correlimos Oscuro,
  • Pilrito-escuro,
  • Meerstrandläufer,
  • Tengeri partfutó,
  • Paarse Strandloper,
  • Piovanello violetto,
  • Skärsnäppa,
  • Fjæreplytt,
  • pobrežník morský,
  • jespák mořský,
  • Sortgrå Ryle,
  • merisirri,
  • territ fosc,
  • Sendlingur,
  • biegus morski,
  • jūras šņibītis,
  • morski prodnik,
  • Морской песочник,
  • ムラサキハマシギ,
  • 紫滨鹬,
  • 紫濱鷸,

Voice song and cries

Habitat

Grassland : Tundra ; Wetlands (inland) : Permanent Rivers/Streams/Creeks (includes waterfalls), Tundra Wetlands (incl. pools and temporary waters from snowmelt) ; Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) : ; Marine Intertidal : Rocky Shoreline, Shingle and/or Pebble Shoreline and/or Beaches, Mud Flats and Salt Flats

Geographic range

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