Western Sandpiper Images

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Western Sandpiper Images

Western Sandpiper Images and Information:

Calidris mauri

  • Western Sandpipers are small with short necks, long, slightly drooped bills, black legs, gray-brown backs with red, their chests are light colored with sparse marks.
  • They are migratory. They breed on the west coast of Alaska in areas with sedge-dwarf tundra.
  • During the migration and winter they can be found on mudflats, shores of lakes and ponds, beaches and flooded fields.
  • Western Sandpipers lay 3 to 5 eggs which hatch in 18 to 21 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.
  • Western Sandpipers live up to 9 years.
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