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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They fledge when they are days old. The chicks are precocial; they are able to walk within four hours of hatching and are able to feed themselves soon thereafter.

Positive Spotted sandpipers eat a wide variety of insects. This great variation in breeding tactics makes this a fascinating species for the study of how variations in environmental conditions alter the expression and evolution of behavioral and physiological traits. Extensive savannas are found in parts of subtropical and tropical Africa and South America, and in Australia. Savannas are grasslands with scattered individual trees that do not form a closed canopy.

They fly with shallow, rapid wingbeats.

We do not have a complete account for this species. Some authors have recognized two subspecies, rava in W of range and nominate in E, but differences generally considered minimal.


Nocturnal flight call of SPSA. Actitis macularius begin breeding at 1 year. It may also catch insects in the air. Endothermy is a synapomorphy of the Mammalia, although it may have arisen in a now extinct synapsid ancestor; the fossil record does not distinguish these possibilities.

Help author an account about this species from a Neotropical perspective. To register to myAvibase click here. Macukarius sandpipers are fully migratory, with the exception of populations that breed and winter along the west coast of the United States and in some areas in California.

Playero manchado Spanish Colombia: They are wctitis and leave the nest shortly after birth hopping around looking for food. Connect with us Help us improve the site by taking our survey.

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Iteroparous animals must, by definition, survive over multiple seasons or periodic condition changes. The female then lays a clutch of 4 eggs occasionally 3. Retrieved 26 November When flushed, typical call is an extended series of the same notes: While ADW staff and contributors provide references to books macklarius websites that we believe are reputable, we cannot necessarily endorse the contents of references beyond our control.

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Petrolia, Humboldt County, California. There are a few ways by which you can help the development of this page, such as joining the Flickr group for photos or providing translations of the site in addition languages. Spotted sandpipers are not threatened or endangered.

Jackson Marsh, Washington Co. The Birds of North AmericaVol. Spotted sandpipers are territorial during the breeding season and in winter.

Spotted sandpiper eggs are vulnerable to predation by predators such as deer miceminkweaselsriver ottersyellow-headed blackbirdsred-winged blackbirdssong sparrows and ruddy turnstones. ADW doesn’t cover all species in the actitiw, nor does it include all the latest scientific information about organisms we describe.

When threatened, spotted sandpipers perform a display by positioning their body upright and their bill forward. Females establish a breeding territory about 4 days before males begin arriving.

A variety of song and calls from an interacting pair; using mostly terminology of Pieplow Wikispecies has information related to Actitis macularia.

Actitis macularius spotted sandpiper Facebook. Living Bird Skip to main content. Calls accompanied by injury display as bird flushes off nest.