Sanderling

Calidris alba - Bécasseau sanderling

Systematics
  • Order 
    :

    Charadriiformes

  • Family
    :

    Scolopacidés

  • Genus
    :

    Calidris

  • Species
    :

    alba

Descriptor

Pallas, 1764

Biometrics
  • Size
    : 21 cm
  • Wingspan
    : 35 à 39 cm.
  • Weight
    : 45 à 85 g
Longevity

13 years

Geographic range

Distribution

Description identification

Sanderling (Calidris alba) is a species of bird in the Scolopacidae family.

Subspecific information 2 Subspecies

  • Calidris alba alba (Ellesmere I., n and e Greenland, Svalbard, Franz Josef Land and Taymyr)
  • Calidris alba rubida (ne Siberia, Alaska, n Canada)

Foreign names

  • Bécasseau sanderling,
  • Correlimos Tridáctilo,
  • Pilrito-sanderlingo,
  • Sanderling,
  • Fenyérfutó,
  • Drieteenstrandloper,
  • Piovanello tridattilo,
  • Sandlöpare,
  • Sandløper,
  • pobrežník belavý,
  • jespák písečný,
  • Sandløber,
  • pulmussirri,
  • Drietoonstrandloper,
  • territ de tres dits,
  • Sanderla,
  • piaskowiec,
  • gaišais šņibītis,
  • peščenec,
  • Песчанка,
  • Kedidi putih,
  • ミユビシギ,
  • 三趾滨鹬,
  • นกคอสั้นตีนไว,
  • 三趾濱鷸,

Voice song and cries

Habitat

Grassland : Tundra ; Wetlands (inland) : Permanent Freshwater Lakes (over 8ha), Permanent Saline, Brackish or Alkaline Lakes ; Marine Intertidal : Rocky Shoreline, Sandy Shoreline and/or Beaches, Sand Bars, Spits, Etc, Shingle and/or Pebble Shoreline and/or Beaches, Mud Flats and Salt Flats, Tidepools

Geographic range

Illustration

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