Spotted Sandpiper (Actitis macularius) [version 1] American Ornithologists’ Union 1st edition (): Spotted Sandpiper (Actitis macularia) [version 1] American. Spotted Sandpiper cm; ยท5 g; wingspan cm. Smallish size and neatly spotted underparts distinctive; greenish-brown upperparts with dark. Spotted sandpipers (Actitis macularius) are found throughout North and Central America, including the western Caribbean islands. Their breeding range.

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Additional details regarding context may be found at: MyAvibase allows you to create and manage your own lifelists, and produce useful reports to help you plan your next birding excursion. Playero Coleador Spanish Puerto Rico: Global population estimates appear to be stable at aboutindividuals. Economic Importance for Humans: Playero Coleador Spanish Peru: They fledge when they are days acyitis.

Year-round Migration Breeding Non-Breeding. Sex roles reversed, with female larger and socially dominant over male.

Male sperm storage also occurs, as sperm are retained in the male epididymes in mammals for a period that can, in macilarius cases, extend over several weeks or more, but here we use the term to refer only to sperm storage by females. For monogamous breeding pairs, the male and female territories are essentially identical. Spotted Sandpiper – Actitis macularius. They are precocial and leave the nest shortly after birth hopping around looking for food.

Their breeding habitat is near fresh water across most of Canada and the United States. It is possible that they help control insects that humans view as pests. Nesting studies of the Spotted Sandpiper.


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Actitis macularius

Spotted sandpipers are not threatened or endangered. Show Details Hide Details. This was the first migratory bird species in which females were found to arrive on the breeding grounds before males. High-pass filter, cutoff frequency 1kHz, some amplification.

About 20ft away near river bank. Retrieved from ” https: Macylarius to spotted sandpipers include pesticide poisoning, hunting and injury and foot loss due to leg-banding. Conservation Status Spotted sandpipers are common and widespread. Alpine Meadows, Placer County, California. Publications resulting from this work and referred to in the text, which include the topics of behavior, ecology, population biology, reproductive endocrinology, and genetics, were based on different subsets of the total study.

Playerito manchado Spanish Chile: Glen Haven, Leelanau County, Michigan. Spotted sandpipers migrate during the day and at night. During spring and fall migrations, spotted sandpipers prefer freshwater habitats, such as lakes, rivers and marshes, though they can also be found along the coasts and in estuaries. Wikispecies has information macularijs to Actitis macularia.

Females tend to have larger spots that extend lower on the belly actittis to males.

Females contribute in varying amounts to nest building, incubation and raising the chicks during the fledgling stage. Females typically defend a breeding territory that includes a shoreline of a stream or lake, for examplea semi-open area for nesting and patches of dense vegetation.

Though we edit our accounts for accuracy, we cannot guarantee all information in those accounts. Playero Coleador Spanish Paraguay: Both notes have a similarity to the call of a Pygmy Nuthatch. Females may begin with one mate with whom they share parental responsibilities.


The chicks are precocial; they are able to walk within four hours of hatching and are able to feed themselves soon thereafter.

Avibase checklists Search Avibase search Browse by families Contribute There are a few ways by which you can help the development of this page, such as joining the Flickr group for photos or providing translations of the site in addition languages. It may also catch insects in the air. Animals with bilateral symmetry have dorsal and ventral sides, as well as anterior and posterior ends. And other Spotted Sandpiper patterns are also unusual to shorebirds: Non-breeding birdsdepicted below, do not have the spotted underparts, and are very similar to the common sandpiper of Eurasia ; the main difference is the more washed-out wing pattern visible in flight and the normally light yellow legs and feet of the spotted sandpiper.

Actitis macularius (Spotted Sandpiper) – Avibase

Only subscribers are able to see the bibliography. Spotted sandpipers are diurnal. Spotted sandpipers forage on the ground. The body is brown on top and white underneath with black spots. As they forage, they can be recognized by their constant nodding and teetering.

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Retrieved 26 November Positive Spotted sandpipers eat a wide variety of insects.