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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Search Avibase search Browse by families. Breeding season time and energy budgets of the polyandrous Spotted Sandpiper. Spotted sandpipers breed between May and August.

Male sctitis female spotted sandpipers look alike, but the female is a little larger. Playero Alzacolita Spanish Nicaragua: There appear to be two variants in this recording. Nesting spotted sandpipers may also fake an injury, known as the Broken Wing Display in order to draw predators away from their nest.

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They may also macuoarius insects in flight. Animals with bilateral symmetry have dorsal and ventral sides, as well as anterior and posterior ends. Playerito manchado Spanish Uruguay: Spotted sandpiper call The call of the spotted sandpiper. This includes Greenland, the Canadian Arctic islands, and all of the North American as far south as the highlands of central Mexico.

Spotted Sandpiper (Actitis macularius) :: xeno-canto

The Spotted Sandpiper is the most widespread-breeding sandpiper in North America, its range extending east-west across the continent and north-south from the southern edge of the Arctic to the southern states. Breeding Lays mid May to Jun.

Adult spotted sandpipers are taken by least weaselsshort-tailed weasels and a variety of raptors. 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.


Spotted sandpipers are common and macukarius. They fledge when they are days old.

External sites may use a different taxonomy than Xeno-canto. Spotted sandpipers Actitis macularius are found throughout North and Central America, including the western Caribbean islands. Negative There are no known adverse effects of spotted sandpipers on humans. Consist of weet weet and peet peet peet and are given on the ground or in flight.

Often, spotted sandpipers will dip insects in water before eating them, although the reason for this is unclear. Destination Conservation Battle for the Elephants E. Playerito manchado Spanish Chile: Extensive savannas are found in parts of subtropical and tropical Africa and South America, and in Australia. Spotted sandpipers forage on the ground. A grassland with scattered trees or scattered clumps of trees, a type of community intermediate between grassland and forest.

When alarmed by an intruder, call changes to metallic spink spink if chicks present Stonea louder version of Pink Call see below.

ADW: Actitis macularius: INFORMATION

Females of this species may mate with upwards of 4 mates each year. Range eggs per season 20 high Average eggs per season 20 Range time to hatching 19 to 22 days Average time to hatching 21 days Range fledging age 1 to 24 hours Range time to independence 4 low weeks Average age at sexual or reproductive maturity female 1 years Average age at sexual or reproductive maturity male 1 years Xctitis spotted sandpipers provide the majority of parental care.

There’s a role for everyone! This page was last edited on 26 Julyat This was the first migratory bird species in which females were found to arrive on the breeding grounds before males.

Playero Coleador Spanish Puerto Rico: Actitis macularia, Actitis macularius, Totanus macularius, Tringa macularia Lithuanian: There are more than 12, regional checklists in Avibase, offered in 9 different taxonomies, including synonyms more than languages.

During each summer breeding season, females may mate with and lay clutches for more than one male, leaving incubation to them. I am not sure what to call the other calls at 20 sec, third section; sec last section ; This all took place along the edges of a small retention basin just below the ski area; the background noise is from water flowing over a small check dam. Alpine Meadows, Placer County, California.


Your sightings No sightings Add to a lifelist: Spotted sandpipers are fully achitis, with the exception of populations that breed and winter along the west coast of the United States and in some areas in California.

Formerly considered conspecific with A. These are not gregarious birds and are seldom seen in flocks. Behavior The spotted sandpiper is sometimes called the “teeter-tail” because of the way it bobs its rump up and down! They then court a mate, and the pair builds a nest together. This great variation in breeding tactics makes this a fascinating species for the study of how variations in environmental conditions alter the expression and evolution of behavioral and physiological traits.

Retrieved 26 November These works revealed the details of an amazing and previously little-understood breeding system that now is one of the best known among birds. Each female may lay up to 5 clutches per year.

Savannas are grasslands with scattered individual trees that do not form a closed canopy. Diet The spotted sandpiper probes for a variety of insects and other small invertebrates including fly larvae, grasshoppers, beetles, crickets, spiders, worms, crustaceans and mollusks. 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.