Bird Species of the World's Boreal Forests


Calidris mauri
Western Sandpiper


Western Sandpiper Distinguishing Features - small; colouration: rusty crown and upperparts; white below with brownish "V" markings; legs blackish. Bill, slightly longer and curved downward, help distinguish it from the Least Sandpiper.


Alaska and northwestern Canada and along the British Columbia coast; breeding habitat: mountain tundra; foraging habitat: shorelines with bare to sparse vegetative.


Aquatic prober/gleaner: small crustaceans, minnows, earthworms, aquatic insets and larvae.

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