Curlew Sandpiper

Other Names: none

Distribution: arctic coast of Siberia in summer; coastal sub-saharan Africa, southeast Asia, and Australia in winter.

Curlew Sandpiper distribution range map

Description:

Size: 19-22 cm in length with a 40-42 cm wingspan.

Plumage: Males are mostly rust-red with dark gray flight feathers and back, a black cap, and a white rump. Females are light brown to gray-brown above and white below, with a dark brown cap bordered by light brown and a dark brown eyestripe. Legs are dark gray to black and eyes are black with white eyerings.

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Curlew Sandpiper

Curlew Sandpiper

Bill Shape
curved
Regions
alabama
alaska
alberta
arkansas
baja california
british columbia
california
colorado
connecticut
delaware
florida
georgia
hawaii
illinois
indiana
iowa
kansas
kentucky
labrador
louisiana
maine
manitoba
maryland
massachusetts
michigan
minnesota
missouri
montana
nebraska
nevada
new brunswick
new foundland
new hampshire
new jersey
new mexico
new york
north carolina
north dakota
nova scotia
ohio
oklahoma
ontario
oregon
pennsylvania
quebec
rhodeisland
saskatchewan
south carolina
tennessee
texas
utah
vermont
virginia
washington
wisconsin
yukon
Tail Shape
squared-tail
Wing Shape
pointed-wings
Habitat
lakes rivers ponds
Grasslands
Color
rust
Body Shape
sandpiper
Size
small
Order
waders, shorebirds, seabirds - charadriiformes
sandpipers, phalaropes and allies - scolopacidae
Conservation Status
Least Concern
Bird Species