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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Actitis macularius

These birds forage on ground or water, picking up food by sight. Batmar, Branle queue Galician: The calls of spotted sandpipers are largely variations on a weet note, that is repeated at different pitches, intensities and rates to communicate different messages.

This 11 second recording documents actiitis alarm vocalizations of an adult Spotted Sandpiper.

Related taxa Other related concepts Actitis [hypoleucos x macularius] hybrid Actitis [hypoleucos or macularius] taxon group Other synonyms Arawak: Bibliography Only subscribers are able to see the bibliography. Spotted sandpipers also occasionally swim maculaius dive for prey. It winters along the the Pacific Coast in the west. There are many ways to contribute—we need species information, photographs, audio, video, translations, maps, distribution data, and bird sightings. This characteristic teetering behavior has led to the common names of teeter-peep, teeter-bob, jerk or perk bird, teeter-snipe, and tip-tail Nelson These are not gregarious birds and are seldom seen in flocks.


Skip to main content. Spotted sandpiper Breeding plumage Conservation status. Glossary Nearctic living in the Nearctic biogeographic province, the northern part of the New World. Palearctic living in the northern macularlus of the Old World. Threats to spotted sandpipers include pesticide poisoning, hunting and injury and foot loss due to leg-banding. Their breeding habitat is near fresh water across most of Canada and the United States.

It can also be found on beaches. The spotted sandpiper is sometimes called the “teeter-tail” because of the way it bobs its rump up and down! Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive.

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Publications resulting from this work and referred to in the text, which include the topics of axtitis, ecology, population biology, reproductive endocrinology, and genetics, were based on different subsets of the total study. Females tend to have larger spots that extend lower on the belly compared to males. They are, however, protected under the U.


Alpine Meadows, Placer County, California. While in flight, spotted sandpipers display a white wing-stripe and acttiis plain rump and tail. The female may mate with more than one male, and she may lay eggs for each of them! Calls accompanied by injury display as bird flushes off nest.

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Help us improve the site by taking our survey. While incubating, males increase their time dedicated to finding and catching prey by The first type is a higher pitched squared-off note that peaks at approx 4.

To cite this page: They can sleep anytime, day or night, but generally sleep whenever it is dark. Retrieved 26 November Actitis macularius begin breeding at 1 year. At about 11 days, chicks start to lift off the ground. When they hatch, A. Avibase has been visited , times since 24 June