Pectoral Sandpiper

Calidris melanotos

Pectoral Sandpiper

Pectoral Sandpiper

Quick Facts

Classification

Scientific name:

Calidris melanotos

Family:

Sandpipers, snipes and phalaropes

Conservation status:

Scarce visitor

Measurements

Length:

19cm to 23cm

Wingspan:

38cm to 44cm

Weight:

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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