Pectoral Sandpiper Images

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Pectoral Sandpiper Images

Pectoral Sandpiper Images and Information:

Calidris melanotos

  • Pectoral Sandpipers are medium sized sandpipers with moderately long necks, legs and slightly drooping bills. They have highly streaked breasts, white bellies, dark rumps and tails and reddish brown backs with two thin white stripes.
  • Pectoral Sandpipers are migratory. They breed in wet coastal arctic tundra in extreme Alaska across northern Canada to the Hudson Bay ans also in Siberia. They spend winters in South America.
  • Pectoral Sandpipers eat seeds, spiders, small crustaceans and insects.
  • Pectoral Sandpipers lay 4 eggs which hatch in 21 to 23 days. The female incubates. Both sexes are highly promiscuous. They do hybridize with Curlew Sandpipers.
  • Pectoral Sandpipers were once called Grass Snipes and Kriekers.
  • A group of sandpipers can be called a “fling”, “hill”, “bind”, “contradiction” or a “time-step” of sandpipers.
  • Pectoral Sandpipers have been known to live 4 and a half years.

I hope that you enjoy viewing my Pectoral Sandpiper photos.

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