Buff-breasted Sandpiper

Other Names: none

Distribution: arctic tundra in summer; northeastern Argentina in winter.

Buff-breasted Sandpiper distribution range map

Description:

Size: 20-22 cm in length with a 41-43 cm wingspan.

Plumage: Brown above and buff below, with white-bordered dark brown flight feathers and triangular white spots on the breast and underside. The legs are yellow and the beak and eyes are black.

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Buff-breasted Sandpiper

Buff-breasted Sandpiper

Bill Shape
dagger
Regions
alabama
alaska
alberta
arizona
arkansas
british columbia
california
colorado
connecticut
delaware
district of columbia
florida
georgia
hawaii
idaho
illinois
indiana
iowa
kansas
kentucky
labrador
louisiana
maine
manitoba
maryland
massachusetts
mexico
michigan
minnesota
mississippi
missouri
nebraska
nevada
new brunswick
new foundland
new hampshire
new jersey
new mexico
new york
north carolina
north dakota
northwest territories
nova scotia
nunavut
ohio
oklahoma
ontario
oregon
pennsylvania
quebec
rhodeisland
saskatchewan
south carolina
south dakota
tennessee
texas
utah
vermont
virginia
washington
west virginia
wisconsin
wyoming
yukon
Tail Shape
pointed-tail
Wing Shape
pointed-wings
Habitat
Grasslands
Color
buff
brown
Body Shape
sandpiper
Size
small
Order
waders, shorebirds, seabirds - charadriiformes
sandpipers, phalaropes and allies - scolopacidae
Conservation Status
Near Threatened