Semipalmated Sandpiper Images

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Semipalmated Sandpiper Images

Semipalmated Sandpiper Images and Information:

Calidris pusilla

  • Semipalmated Sandpipers are small shorebirds with short necks, long bills, long black legs, gray brown backs and light colored chests.
  • Semipalmated Sandpipers are migratory. They breed in open tundra near water in the Arctic from Labrador to Alaska. They winter from extreme southern U.S., the Caribbean and South America.
  • They prefer habitats that include shorelines, mudflats and sandy beaches.
  • Semipalmated Sandpipers eat insects and crustaceans.
  • Semipalmated Sandpipers lay 2 to 4 eggs which hatch in 18 to 22 days. Both sexes incubate and they are monogamous.
  • A group of sandpipers can be called a “fling”, “hill”, “bind”, “contradiction” or a “time-step” of sandpipers.
  • Semipalmated Sandpipers can live up to 12 years.
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