Solitary Sandpiper

(Tringa solitaria)

               
Conservation Status

IUCN Red List

LC - Least Concern

Solitary Sandpiper

NatureServe

N5B, N5N - Secure Breeding and Nonbreeding

SNRB - Unranked Breeding

Minnesota

not listed

Occurrence

Uncommon to common migrant

Habitat

Wet meadows, sedge wetlands, wooded streams, beaver ponds, muddy ponds, sewage lagoons, and rain puddles.

Size

7½ to 9 in length

22 wingspan

Photo by Bill Reynolds
 
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Food

Mostly aquatic and terrestrial invertebrates, especially mosquito larvae and young midges but also spiders, worms, and tadpoles.

 
Nesting

Abandoned songbird nest in a coniferous tree, usually spruce, in a bog near open water.

 
Migration

Mid-April to mid-May and July to mid-August

 
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Taxonomy

Order:

Charadriiformes (shorebirds and relatives)

 

Family:

Scolopacidae (sandpipers)

 
Subordinate Taxa

Eastern Solitary Sandpiper (Tringa solitaria solitaria)

Western Solitary Sandpiper (Tringa solitaria cinnamomea)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       
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  Solitary Sandpiper - Tringa solitaria
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Published on Nov 9, 2013

Pouso Alegre Lodge, Pantanal, Brazil, October 2013.

A juvenile bird I think.

   
       
  Tringa solitaria, flavipes e melanoleuca
Pedro Teia
 
   
 
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Published on Nov 3, 2013

Este video tem a principal função de apresentar as 3 principais tringas do Brasil e mostrar as diferenças de tamanho entre elas.

   
       
  Solitary Sandpiper (Scolopacidae: Tringa solitaria) Foraging
Carl Barrentine
 
   
 
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Uploaded on Oct 9, 2010

Photographed at Grand Forks, North Dakota (08 October 2010).

   
       
  Solitary Sandpiper
The Music of Nature
 
   
 
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Uploaded on Jul 21, 2010

Solitary sandpiper filmed in Maine. © 2010 Garth McElroy

   
       
  Solitary Sandpipers in Connecticut
WIld Bird Video Productions
 
   
 
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Published on Jun 20, 2012

These shorebirds only pass through Connecticut during their migration between South America and Northern North America where they breed. Along the way they stop to feed in freshwater ponds, flooded fields and beaver bogs like the one where I photographed these guys in spring. ©2012 www.JimZipp.com

   
       

 

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Location: Pennington Co MN

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