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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Spotted sandpipers employ walking, hopping, climbing, and flying as means of locomotion. Breeding season time and energy budgets of the polyandrous Spotted Sandpiper. Spotted sandpipers affect the populations of the species they eat.

Playero Coleador Spanish Puerto Rico: They fledge when they are days old. When breeding, females increase mavularius food intake to offset the energy spent producing eggs.

Actitis macularius Spotted Sandpiper

Their common name derives from the bold black spots on their white undersides. Behavior The spotted sandpiper is sometimes called the “teeter-tail” adtitis of the way it bobs its rump up and down!

Non-breeding birdsdepicted below, do not have the spotted underparts, and are very similar to the common sandpiper of Eurasia ; the main difference is the more washed-out wing pattern visible in flight and the normally light yellow legs and feet of the spotted sandpiper.

Accessed April 7, at http: Related taxa Other related concepts Actitis [hypoleucos x macularius] hybrid Mqcularius [hypoleucos or macularius] taxon group Other synonyms Arawak: When flushed, typical call is an extended series of the same notes: Easily identified in breeding plumage by the presence of actigis ventral spots, the Spotted Sandpiper is also known as a little shorebird teetering along the water’s edge.


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.

Actitis macularius

Tringa macularia Avibase ID: Spotted Sandpiper Actitis macularius. In otherwords, Europe and Asia and northern Africa.

The Spotted Sandpiper is the most widespread-breeding sandpiper in North America, aftitis range extending east-west across the continent and north-south from the southern edge of the Arctic to the southern states. Females contribute in varying amounts to nest building, incubation and raising the chicks during the fledgling stage. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Spotted Sandpiper (Actitis macularius) :: xeno-canto

As they forage, they can be recognized by their constant nodding and teetering. Actitis macularius spotted sandpiper Facebook. And other Spotted Sandpiper patterns are also unusual to shorebirds: Females of this species may mate with upwards of 4 mates each year.

Help author an account about this species from a Neotropical perspective. Spotted sandpipers migrate during the day and at night. The chicks hatch in days. Articles with ‘species’ microformats Articles with hAudio microformats Commons category link is on Wikidata Taxonbars with 20—24 taxon IDs. It has a white line over its eyes and long yellowish or pinkish legs. Translate Avibase is also available in the following languages: Characteristics The spotted sandpiper is about six to seven inches in length.

Actitis macularius (Spotted Sandpiper) – Avibase

The BNA account described it thus: While in flight, spotted sandpipers display a white wing-stripe and a plain rump and tail. Global population estimates appear to be stable at aboutindividuals. Adults have short yellowish legs and an orange bill with a dark tip.

Spotted Sandpiper – Actitis macularius.


Chicks are predated by common gracklesAmerican crowsgulls and mink. Most do not live nearly that long.

Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Continues until bird is at least 20m away. Spotted sandpiper Breeding plumage Conservation status.

mzcularius These acttitis will be able to breed the next summer when they are about 1 year old. They are precocial and leave the nest shortly after birth hopping around looking for food.

The genus name Actitis is from Ancient Greek aktites”coast-dweller”, derived from akte”coast”, and macularius is Latin from macula”spot”. Spotted sandpipers are territorial during the breeding season and in winter. Habitat Nesting habitat similar to that of A. There are a few ways by which you actitiz help the development of this page, such as joining the Flickr group for actiris or providing translations of the site in addition languages.

At about 15 days, chicks show weak flight, and at about 18 days, chicks can completely lift themselves off the ground and fly a significant distance. Referring to a mating system in which a female mates with several males during one breeding season compare polygynous. Positive Spotted sandpipers eat a wide variety of insects. Consist of weet weet and peet peet peet and are given on the ground or in flight.

Animals with bilateral symmetry have dorsal and ventral sides, as well as anterior and posterior ends. Spotted sandpipers live year-round along the western coast of the United States and in parts of California. Show Details Hide Details.