Sharp-tailed Sandpiper

Other Names: none

Distribution: exclusively along the Arctic coast of Siberia in summer; Australia, New Guinea, New Zealand, and surrounding Southwest Pacific islands in winter.

Sharp-tailed Sandpiper distribution range map

Description:

Size: 17-20 cm in length with a 42-48 cm wingspan.

Plumage: Adults have dark brown wing feathers with a light brown edge, white breasts with brown spots, and a white underside. They have a whitish to light brown face and chestnut crown with a white stripe over the eye. Immature birds have a light chestnut tone to the throat and breast. Both have black eyes with a white eye ring and a black bill.

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Sharp-tailed Sandpiper

Sharp-tailed Sandpiper

Bill Shape
dagger
Regions
alabama
alaska
alberta
arizona
british columbia
california
colorado
connecticut
delaware
florida
hawaii
idaho
illinois
indiana
iowa
maryland
massachusetts
montana
nebraska
nevada
new jersey
new mexico
new york
north dakota
ohio
ontario
oregon
quebec
south carolina
tennessee
texas
utah
virginia
washington
yukon
Tail Shape
pointed-tail
Wing Shape
tapered-wings
Habitat
coasts
lakes rivers ponds
Color
buff
brown
Body Shape
sandpiper
Size
small
Order
waders, shorebirds, seabirds - charadriiformes
sandpipers, phalaropes and allies - scolopacidae
Conservation Status
Least Concern
Bird Species