Stilt Sandpiper

Range:

Breeds in the open arctic tundra of North America. Migrate south to winter in northern South America. Vagrants are reported in western Europe, Japan and Australia.  Non-breeding birds are generally found on inland water seasons and breeding birds along the coast.

Description:

These small shore birds have long, curved bills, long necks, pale "eye stripes" (superciliums) and white rumps that can best be seen in flight.  They have long, pale legs.

Breeding plumage: Back is brown with darker feather centers.  Below they are heavily barred.  There are reddish patches above and below the "eye stripes."

Winter plumage: Grey above and white below.

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Stilt Sandpiper

Stilt 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
montana
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
tapered-wings
Habitat
Grasslands
Color
buff
brown
Body Shape
sandpiper
Size
small
Order
waders, shorebirds, seabirds - charadriiformes
sandpipers, phalaropes and allies - scolopacidae
Conservation Status
Least Concern
Bird Species