Sandpiper, Curlew


Name: Sandpiper, Curlew

Scientific name: Calidris ferruginea

Type: Sandpiper

Color: Brown,White

Habitat: Coast,Ocean,Water

Size: 19cm

Conservation status:



Told from Dunlin in all plumages by white rump, longer, more decurved bill and longer legs, giving it a more elegant appearance. Easily told in breeding plumage by chestnut-red face and underparts (often with white feather-fringes). In winter, plain grey above, white below with a light suffusion to breast sides and noticeable white supercilium; then also told from Dunlin by cleaner appearance, whiter underparts and white supercilium. Usually in small flocks.