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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Spotted sandpiper

Breeding Lays mid May to Jun. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. It can also be found on beaches. Characteristics The spotted sandpiper is about six to seven inches in length. The Broken Wing Display is performed by crawling low to the ground with the wings flapping on the ground and the tail spread and lowered while squealing.

She then tries to attract a male. Geographic Range Spotted sandpipers Actitis macularius are found throughout North and Central America, including the western Caribbean islands. Status and conservation Not globally threatened Least Concern. Actitis macularius begin breeding at 1 year. Threats to spotted sandpipers include pesticide poisoning, hunting and injury and foot loss due to leg-banding.

Spotted sandpipers Actitis macularius are found throughout North and Central America, including the western Caribbean islands. Help us improve the site by taking our survey. Their wintering grounds range from the extreme southern United States to southern South America, along with zctitis the Caribbean islands.


By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Spotted Sandpipers have colonized macularkus broad range by capitalizing on generalist habits; i. Females contribute in varying amounts to nest building, incubation and raising the chicks during the fledgling stage. Continues until bird is at least 20m away.

In winter it can be found in shallow, muddy lagoons; creeks; canals and mudflats. Actutis Kingdom Animalia animals Animalia: The body is brown on top and white underneath with black spots. They fly with shallow, rapid wingbeats. They extend their actitid outward maculraius upward, raise their breast feathers, open their bill and fan their tail.

For polyandrous females, the males’ territories are subsets within the female’s territory. Together with its sister species the common sandpiper A.

Precipitation is typically actitid limiting, but may be somewhat seasonal. Its bill is a bright orange with a black tip. While in flight, spotted sandpipers display a white wing-stripe and a plain rump and tail. Females that fail to find additional mates usually help incubate and rear chicks. There appear to be two variants in this recording. maculariux

They eat nearly all animals that are small enough for them to eat, with the exception of toad actitls. The BNA account described it thus: Male sperm storage also occurs, as sperm are retained in the male epididymes in mammals for a period that can, in some cases, extend over several weeks or more, but here we use the term to refer only to sperm storage by females.


These are not gregarious birds and are seldom seen in flocks. Spotted sandpipers are diurnal.

Spotted sandpipers nest on the ground. Found in coastal areas between 30 and 40 degrees latitude, in areas with a Mediterranean climate.

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Cialdini and Orians, ; Klekowski and Klekowski, ; Oring, et al. They are, however, protected under the U. This great variation in breeding tactics makes this a fascinating species for the study of how variations in environmental conditions alter the actitks and evolution of behavioral and physiological traits.

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