Pectoral Sandpiper

Calidris melanotos

Pectoral Sandpiper

Pectoral Sandpiper

Quick Facts


Scientific name:

Calidris melanotos


Sandpipers, snipes and phalaropes

Conservation status:

Scarce visitor



19cm to 23cm


38cm to 44cm


68g to 94g

About the Pectoral Sandpiper

The pectoral sandpiper gets its name from the brown breastband they have. They have mostly brown bodies with white bellies, yellowish-brown legs and long, downcurved bills.

What does a Pectoral Sandpiper eat?

Their diets consist of small creatures that live along the mud on shorelines.

Learn more about the Pectoral Sandpiper

Other birds in the Sandpipers, snipes and phalaropes family

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