Curlew Sandpiper

Calidris ferruginea

Curlew Sandpiper

Length:

18cm to 23cm

Wingspan:

38cm to 41cm

Weight:

45g to 90g

About the Curlew Sandpiper

The curlew sandpiper has an unmistakable plumage in the spring and summer with a deep chestnut colouring. They have a long downward-curved beak and feed in the water.

What does a Curlew Sandpiper eat?

Their diets mainly consist of worms, snails and shrimps.

Other birds in the Sandpipers, snipes and phalaropes family