Spotted Sandpiper

(Actitis macularius)

               
Conservation Status

IUCN Red List

LC - Least Concern

 

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NatureServe

N5B, N5N - Secure Breeding and Nonbreeding

SNRB - Unranked Breeding

Minnesota

not listed

Occurrence

Common migrant and breeder

Habitat

Shores of lakes, ponds, and streams, especially rocky shores; marshes.

Size

7 to 8 in length

15 wingspan


Identification

The underparts are white and are heavilly spotted with black. Juveniles have unspotted underparts.

 
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Migration

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


Comments

Taxonomy
In 2004 the name was changed from Actitis macularia to Actitis macularius “to cause gender agreement of specific with generic names.”

Subspecies
Some authors recognize two subspecies but the differences are minimal and this is not generally accepted.


Taxonomy

Order:

Charadriiformes (shorebirds and relatives)

 

Family:

Scolopacidae (sandpipers)

 
Synonyms

Actitis macularia

Tringa macularia


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       

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Published on Jun 17, 2013

Spotted Sandpiper - Squamish River Estuary - June 17, 2013 - Make sure you watch the video at the highest resolution by clicking on the little gear symbol in the lower right hand corner of the video and choosing 720p

 
     
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Spotted Sandpiper at Como Lake, Coquitlam, BC
( Actitis macularius ) August 17, 2005

 
     
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Photographed at the Rydell NWR, Minnesota (23 June 2009).

 
     
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