Spotted Sandpiper (Actitis macularius) [version 1] American Ornithologists’ Union 1st edition (): Spotted Sandpiper (Actitis macularia) [version 1] American. Spotted Sandpiper cm; ·5 g; wingspan cm. Smallish size and neatly spotted underparts distinctive; greenish-brown upperparts with dark. Spotted sandpipers (Actitis macularius) are found throughout North and Central America, including the western Caribbean islands. Their breeding range.

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The Broken Wing Display is performed by crawling low to the ground with the wings flapping on the ground and the tail spread and lowered while squealing. Spotted sandpipers are visual hunters, mainly using sight to catch prey.

Females tend to have larger spots that extend lower on the belly compared to males. Avibase has been visited , times since 24 June While maculaius flight, spotted sandpipers display a white wing-stripe and a plain rump and tail. Adtitis fly with shallow, rapid wingbeats. They eat nearly all animals that are small enough for them to eat, with the exception of toad tadpoles.

It winters along the the Pacific Coast in the west. Neotropical living in the southern part of the New World. Retrieved from ” https: The spotted sandpiper is actiitis called the “teeter-tail” because of the way it bobs its rump up and down!

Spotted sandpipers use vocalizations and physical displays to communicate. Login or Subscribe to get access to a lot of extra features! Passenger Pigeon6: Vegetation is dominated by stands of dense, spiny shrubs with tough hard or waxy maculraius leaves. Destination Conservation Battle for the Elephants E. Spotted sandpipers defend their territories aggressively.

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Minatitlan, refineria de SAnta Alejandrina, Veracruz. To cite this page: Spotted sandpiper call The call of the spotted sandpiper. These sandpipers will be able to breed the next summer when they are about 1 year old.

Actitis macularius Spotted Sandpiper

There are more than 12, regional checklists in Avibase, offered in 9 different taxonomies, including synonyms more than languages. They extend their wings outward and upward, raise their breast feathers, open their bill and fan their tail. Hunting for immobile food adtitis at days, and stalking moving prey begins at days.

During spring and fall migrations, spotted sandpipers prefer freshwater habitats, such as lakes, rivers and marshes, though they can also be found along the coasts and in estuaries. In maculqrius to the normal pattern in birds, female Spotted Sandpipers arrive first on the breeding grounds, stake out territories, and attempt to attract males.

When breeding, females increase their food intake to offset the energy spent producing eggs.

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Behavior The spotted sandpiper is sometimes called the “teeter-tail” because of the way it bobs its rump up and down! Skip to main content. Actitis macularius chicks are brought up mostly by the male, and feed themselves.

Spotted Sandpiper Actitis macularius.

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Related taxa Other related concepts Actitis [hypoleucos x macularius] hybrid Actitis [hypoleucos or macularius] taxon group Other synonyms Arawak: While ADW staff and contributors provide references to books and websites that we believe are reputable, we cannot necessarily endorse the contents of references beyond our control.

The genus name Actitis is from Ancient Greek aktites”coast-dweller”, derived from akte”coast”, and macularius is Latin from macula”spot”. Each checklist can be viewed with photos shared by the birding community, and also printed as PDF checklists for field use. They also catch prey by pecking the ground, hopping to catch flying insects, and picking insects off of vegetation. Referring to a mating system in which a female mates with several males during one breeding season compare polygynous.


MyAvibase allows you to create and manage your own lifelists, and produce useful reports to help you plan your next birding excursion.

This was the first migratory bird species in which females were found to arrive on the breeding grounds before males. Spotted Sandpipers along with several aftitis species of scolopacids are among a small minority of birds that have reversed sex roles; i.

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Savannas are grasslands with scattered individual trees that do not form a closed canopy. Male sperm storage also occurs, as sperm are retained in the male epididymes in mammals for nacularius period that can, in some cases, extend over several weeks or more, but here we use the term to refer only to sperm storage by females.

And other Spotted Sandpiper patterns are also unusual to shorebirds: They may also catch insects in flight. There are many ways to contribute—we need species information, photographs, audio, video, translations, maps, distribution data, and bird acyitis.

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