Pectoral Sandpiper

(Calidris melanotos)

               
Conservation Status

IUCN Red List

LC - Least Concern

 

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NatureServe

N5B - Secure Breeding

SNRM - Unranked Migrant

Minnesota

not listed

Occurrence

Common migrant

Habitat

Marshes, shores of ponds and lakes, wet meadows, mudflats, flooded fields, golf courses

Size

8½ in length

18 wingspan


Identification

The back is mottled. The back and crown are sometimes rusty brown. The breast is dark and densely streaked and sharply borders the white belly. The legs are greenish-yellow. The bill is black, moderately long, and slightly curved downward at the tip.

 
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Migration

Late March to mid-June and early July to early November


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Taxonomy

Order:

Charadriiformes (shorebirds and relatives)

 

Family:

Scolopacidae (sandpipers)

 
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  Pectoral Sandpiper - Boundary Bay
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  Pectoral Sandpiper - Boundary Bay  
     
  Pectoral Sandpiper (Calidris melanotos)
Bill Keim
 
  Pectoral Sandpiper (Calidris melanotos)  
     
  Pectoral Sandpiper
kstenek
 
  Pectoral Sandpiper  

 

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  Pectoral Sandpiper (Drift Reservoir)
John Chapple
 
   
 
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Uploaded on Sep 4, 2011

Pectoral Sandpipers are annual vagrants to Cornwall, normally during the autumn months, September being the optimum period. Over the years Drift Reservoir in West Cornwall boasts the Lions share of records, This juvenile is the first record so far this autumn.

 
     
  Pectoral Sandpiper
dweldon
 
   
 
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Published on Aug 24, 2014

Adult Pectoral Sandpiper

 
     
  Pectoral Sandpiper
solstice1
 
   
 
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Published on Apr 1, 2016

Taken March 31, 2016 in Portland CT.

 
     
  Pectoral Sandpiper - Humboldt Co CA 08/19/16
EJ Feucht
 
   
 
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Published on Sep 2, 2016

Centerville wetlands, Ferndale, CA
19 Aug 2016

 
     
  Pectoral Sandpiper
Jim Martin
 
   
 
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Published on Sep 1, 2016

Pectoral Sandpiper at Boundary Bay, Delta, BC, Canada.

 
     

 

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