Solitary Sandpiper Images

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Solitary Sandpiper Images

Solitary Sandpiper Images and Information:

Tringa solitaria

  • Solitary Sandpipers are medium sized with moderately long, greenish legs, medium sized bills, dark backs with small white spots and they have bold white eye rings.
  • They are migratory. They winter in South and Central America, the Caribbean, Mexico and in a few places on the Gulf Coast. They breed in Canada, Alaska and a few northern U.S. states.
  • They nest in abandoned song bird nests in the taiga, during migration winter they can be found near freshwater ponds, flooded ditches, flooded fields, streams, mud flats and marshes.
  • Solitary Sandpipers eat spiders, frogs, worms, small crustaceans, terrestrial and aquatic invertebrates.
  • Solitary Sandpipers lay 4 to 5 eggs which hatch in 17 to 20 days. The female incubates and they are monogamous.
  • A group of sandpipers can be called a “fling”, “hill”, “bind”, “contradiction” or a “time-step” of sandpipers.
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