Spotted Sandpiper (Actitis macularius) [version 1] American Ornithologists’ Union 1st edition (): Spotted Sandpiper (Actitis macularia) [version 1] American. Spotted Sandpiper cm; ·5 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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Articles with ‘species’ microformats Articles with hAudio microformats Actltis category link is on Wikidata Taxonbars with 20—24 taxon IDs. Alpine Meadows, Placer County, California. Vegetation is made up mostly of grasses, the height and species diversity of amcularius depend largely on the amount of moisture available. The nests are built in the ground and consist of weeds or stems padding a shallow depression in the dirt. Behavior The spotted sandpiper is sometimes called the “teeter-tail” because of the way it bobs its rump up and down!

Actitis macularius

Within the first day, they are walking, eating and stretching their wings. This 11 second recording documents 14 alarm vocalizations of an mcaularius Spotted Sandpiper. Spotted sandpipers are visual hunters, mainly using sight to catch prey. Bird checklists – taxonomy – distribution – maps – links. This was the first migratory bird species in which females were found to arrive on the breeding grounds mauclarius males. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Epiphytes and climbing plants are also abundant.


Fire and grazing are important in the long-term maintenance of grasslands. Overall population estimated at c. View the full account on The Birds of North America Online In-depth, comprehensive species information and multimedia maculariua required.

Females that fail to find additional mates usually help incubate and rear chicks. Spotted Sandpiper Actitis macularius.

Spotted sandpiper call The call of the spotted sandpiper. They are precocial and leave the nest shortly after birth hopping around looking for food. Your sightings No sightings Add to a lifelist: Contribute There are a few ways by which you can help the development of this page, such as joining the Zctitis group for photos or providing translations of the site in addition languages.

Spotted Sandpiper (Actitis macularius) – BirdLife species factsheet

Accessed December 31, at https: There’s a role for everyone! This characteristic teetering behavior has led to the common names of teeter-peep, teeter-bob, jerk or perk bird, teeter-snipe, and tip-tail Nelson Life Cycle Image Credit: Females typically defend a breeding territory that includes a shoreline of a stream or lake, for examplea semi-open mauclarius for nesting and patches of dense vegetation.

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This vocalist was perched on driftwood on a beach. Formerly considered conspecific with A. Sex roles reversed, maculadius female larger and socially dominant over male. Habitat Nesting habitat similar to that of A.

Adults have short yellowish legs and an orange bill with a dark tip. They then court a mate, and the pair builds a nest together. Nesting studies of the Spotted Sandpiper.

Breeding season time and energy budgets of the polyandrous Spotted Sandpiper. In preparing this account, we have taken broad advantage of a fine unpublished doctoral dissertation by Theodora Nelson. To cite this maculariud Checklists There are more than 12, regional checklists in Avibase, offered in 9 different taxonomies, including synonyms more than languages.

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Females may begin with one mate with whom they share parental responsibilities. Playero manchado Spanish Colombia: Spotted sandpipers also occasionally swim and dive for prey.

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