pectoral sandpiper


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Synonyms for pectoral sandpiper

American sandpiper that inflates its chest when courting

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Coastal species include ruddy turnstone, dunlin, pectoral sandpiper, and red phalarope; Widespread species include black-bellied plover, semipalamated sandpiper, long-billed dowitcher, and red-necked phalarope; and Inland species are represented by American golden-plover.
We used a combination of modeling and field studies to determine the spring migration strategy of Pectoral Sandpipers (Calidris melanotos).
In August 1988, a year when low water generated extensive mudflats, 1150 Pectoral Sandpipers were counted at the site.
At both sites, the most common species were Lapland longspur (Calcarius lappon-icus; n = 359), semipalmated sandpiper (Calidris pusilla; n = 168), and pectoral sandpiper (n = 138), which together made up 62% of the total nests found.
Ten other species--American golden-plover, Baird's sandpiper (Calidris bairdii), black-bellied plover, buff-breasted sandpiper (Tryngites subruficollis), long-billed dowitcher, pectoral sandpiper, ruddy turnstone, sanderling, semipalmated plover (Charadrius semipalmatus), and stilt sandpiper--were present at some or all camps in each year, but not more than ~300 individuals of all these species combined were observed at any one camp in a given year (Table 4).
On Sunday a desert wheatear was on Crosby beach, Merseyside, but only for the afternoon, as was a pectoral sandpiper at Conwy RSPB on Monday.
Back home, a Pectoral Sandpiper, a wader that nests on the boggy tundra of northern Canada and Russia, is at Morfa Madryn nature reserve near Llanfairfechan.
Flint and Tomkovich (1978, 1982) proposed that the ancestral form of the sharp-tailed sandpiper and its closely related congener the pectoral sandpiper (Calidris melanotos) bred along the Arctic coastal plain from northeast Asia to northern North America, and that the two species evolved in parallel after the continents separated in Beringia.
July is usually a good month for a rare wader to appear and the month started with a pectoral sandpiper at Inner Marsh Farm RSPB reserve, Wirral, on July 7 along with two green sandpipers and a long-staying spoonbill.
The best was a Pectoral Sandpiper over the Great Orme on Monday.
A variety of other Arctic breeders, such as the western sandpiper (Calidris mauri) and the pectoral sandpiper (C.
But at the weekend, autumn finally came calling in the shape of a fine pectoral sandpiper, which appeared as I scanned the black-tailed godwit roost at Marshside, north of Southport.
Only seven species occurred in more than 25% of the clusters across the entire study area (American golden-plover, semipalmated sandpiper, pectoral sandpiper, dunlin, long-billed dowitcher, rednecked phalarope, and red phalarope).
TWO Garganey, and wheatear, chiffchaff, white wagtail and sand martin were also going through Marshside, but a pectoral sandpiper, seen by Harry Sharrock and Morris Jones among others there on Monday, was unfortunately a fleeting visitor.
FINALLY, Ron Jackson was treated to a pectoral sandpiper as he checked roosting waders up at Banks over the recent high tides.