Spotted Sandpiper (Actitis macularius) [version 1] American Ornithologists’ Union 1st edition (): Spotted Sandpiper (Actitis macularia) [version 1] American. Spotted Sandpiper cm; ยท5 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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Spotted sandpipers Actitis macularius are found throughout North and Central America, including the western Caribbean islands.

This great variation in breeding tactics makes this a fascinating species for the study of maculzrius variations in environmental conditions alter the expression and evolution of behavioral and physiological traits. The spotted sandpiper probes for a variety of insects and other small invertebrates including fly larvae, grasshoppers, beetles, crickets, spiders, worms, crustaceans and mollusks.

Their common name derives from the bold black spots on their white undersides.

Females contribute in varying amounts to nest building, incubation and raising the chicks during the fledgling stage. Calls accompanied by injury display as bird flushes off nest.


Conservation Status Spotted sandpipers are common and widespread. Amplified and high pass filter with Audacity. They are precocial and leave the nest shortly after birth hopping around looking for food. The young sandpipers remain with their parent s for at least 4 weeks after hatching.

Bilurico maculado, Xivitona maculada Mscularius Nocturnal flight call of SPSA.

Actitis macularius Spotted Sandpiper

Vegetation is dominated by stands of dense, spiny shrubs with tough hard or waxy evergreen leaves. Easily identified in breeding plumage by the presence of dense ventral spots, the Macullarius Sandpiper is also known as a little shorebird teetering along the water’s edge.

This page was last edited on 26 Julyat Cialdini and Orians, ; Klekowski and Klekowski, ; Oring, et al. Hays, ; Oring, et al. At about 11 days, chicks start to lift off the ground.

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It has a white line over its eyes and long yellowish or pinkish legs. Actitis macularius spotted sandpiper Facebook. Each checklist can be viewed with photos shared by the birding community, and also printed as PDF checklists for field use.

Actitis macularius Linnaeus Breeding Lays mid May to Jun. Life Cycle Image Credit: Actiti American Ornithologists’ Union. You must be logged in to view your sighting actitiss. Playero Coleador Spanish Peru: They then court a mate, and the pair builds a nest together. The chicks hatch in days.


Actitis macularius

Retrieved 26 November Search Avibase search Browse by families. Macularihs roles reversed, with female larger and socially dominant over male. The second type is a lower pitched smooth arch-shaped note which peaks at approx 3. Though we edit our accounts for accuracy, we cannot guarantee all information in those accounts.

Found in coastal areas between 30 and 40 degrees latitude, in areas with a Maculariuz climate. Passenger Pigeon maculariuz, 6: Economic Importance for Humans: Its bill is yellow with a black tip. Unlike most shorebirds, they migrate singly or in small groups. In contrast to the normal pattern in birds, female Spotted Sandpipers arrive first on the breeding grounds, stake out territories, and attempt to attract males. They can sleep anytime, day or night, but generally sleep whenever it is dark.