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.

Author: Mazutilar Shalar
Country: India
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Environment
Published (Last): 15 June 2016
Pages: 366
PDF File Size: 12.15 Mb
ePub File Size: 15.30 Mb
ISBN: 848-7-61992-351-9
Downloads: 55704
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Dogami

They eat nearly all animals that are small enough for them to eat, with the exception of toad tadpoles.

Recommended Citation

They also catch prey by pecking the ground, hopping to catch flying insects, and picking insects off of vegetation. The female may mate with more than one male, and she may lay eggs for actittis of them!

Playero Alzacolita Spanish Nicaragua: During the breeding season, males and females independently defend territories. Each female may lay up to 5 clutches per year.

Retrieved from ” https: Nocturnal flight call of SPSA. These sandpipers will be able to breed the next summer when they are about 1 year old.


Palearctic living in the northern part of the Old World.

Precipitation is typically not limiting, but may be somewhat seasonal. Epiphytes and climbing plants are also abundant. Destination Conservation Battle for the Elephants E. May be maintained by periodic fire. In breeding season, it is brown above and white below with dark brown spots on its chest and belly. Your sightings No sightings Add to a lifelist: Playerito manchado Spanish Uruguay: This characteristic teetering behavior has led to the common names of teeter-peep, teeter-bob, achitis or perk bird, teeter-snipe, and tip-tail Nelson To make the most of all of HBW’s features, discover our subscriptions now!

Photos of Spotted Sandpiper (Actitis macularius) | the Internet Bird Collection (IBC)

When alarmed by an intruder, call changes to metallic spink spink if chicks present Stonea louder version of Pink Call see below. Most do actitiss live nearly that long. Spotted sandpipers Actitis macularius are found throughout North and Central America, including the western Caribbean islands.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. This could be the call that the BNA calls the alarm call. We do not have a complete account for this species. In other words, Central and South America.


Spotted Sandpiper (Actitis macularius) :: xeno-canto

Territorial disputes typically involve macuoarius at the head and eyes of the opponent while trying to mount their back, and using the legs, wings and bills to fight.

Actitis macularia, Actitis macularius, Totanus macularius, Tringa macularia Lithuanian: Alpine Meadows, Placer County, California. Negative There are no known adverse effects of spotted sandpipers on humans.

The body is brown on top and white underneath with black spots. Some authors have recognized two subspecies, rava in W of range and nominate in E, but differences generally considered minimal. There are many ways to contribute—we need species information, photographs, audio, video, translations, maps, distribution data, and bird sightings.

You must be logged in to view your sighting details. These are not gregarious birds and are seldom seen in flocks. Breeding Lays mid May to Jun. Polyandry in the Spotted Sandpiper.