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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As they forage, they can be recognized by their constant nodding and teetering. Chicks are predated by common gracklesAmerican crowsgulls and mink.

This could be the call that the BNA calls the alarm call. Consist of weet weet and peet peet peet and are given on the ground or in flight. Connect with us Help us improve the site by taking our survey.

In winter, spotted sandpipers can be found in coastal and interior areas, nearly anywhere where water is present. After becoming independent, the young sandpipers join post-breeding flocks.

Passenger Pigeon6: In breeding season, it is brown above and white below with dark brown spots on its chest and belly. Show Details Hide Details.

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Spotted sandpipers nest on the ground. Spotted sandpipers are visual hunters, mainly using sight to catch prey. Bird checklists – taxonomy – distribution – maps – actitiw. They eat insects, crustaceans and other invertebrates.

Actitis macularius

In preparing this account, we have taken broad advantage of a fine unpublished doctoral dissertation by Theodora Nelson. Bilurico maculado, Xivitona maculada Maacularius The nests are built in the ground and consist of weeds or stems padding a shallow depression in the dirt. Positive Spotted sandpipers eat a wide variety of insects. Spotted Sandpipers have colonized this broad range by capitalizing on generalist habits; i.


The Actitis species have a distinctive stiff-winged flight low over the water. The female then lays a clutch of 4 eggs occasionally 3. Animals with bilateral symmetry have dorsal and ventral sides, as well as anterior and posterior ends. They capture most prey by thrusting their head forward and catching the prey in their bill.

These birds forage on ground or water, picking up food by sight. When threatened, spotted sandpipers perform a display by positioning their body upright and their bill forward.

This page was last edited on 26 Julyat Females contribute in varying amounts to nest building, incubation and raising the chicks during the fledgling stage. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies.

While many shorebirds are known for their spectacular migratory gatherings, Spotted Sandpipers migrate singly or in small groups to their wintering grounds, which extend from the extreme southern United States to southern South America. Each female may lay up to 5 clutches per year.

Life Cycle Image Credit: Actitis macularius chicks are brought up mostly by the male, and feed themselves. Spotted sandpipers breed between May and August. Overall population estimated at c. Search Avibase search Browse by families. Agitated adult perched on a submerged log with chicks hiding in thick vegetation nearby. The body is brown on top and white underneath with black spots. Playero manchado Spanish Colombia: Spotted sandpipers Actitis macularius are found throughout North and Central America, including the western Caribbean islands.


Examples of commonly eaten foods include midges, fish, mayflies, fliesgrasshoppers, cricketsbeetlesworms, caterpillars, molluskscrustaceansspidersand carrion. Neotropical living in the southern part of the New World.

Actitis macularius – Wikispecies

Range eggs per season 20 high Average eggs per season 20 Range time to hatching 19 to 22 days Average time to hatching 21 days Range fledging age 1 to 24 hours Range time to independence 4 low weeks Average age at sexual or reproductive maturity female 1 years Average age at sexual or reproductive maturity male 1 years Male spotted sandpipers provide the majority of parental care.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Playerito Manchado Spanish Spain: Precipitation is typically not limiting, but may be somewhat seasonal. Spotted Sandpiper Actitis macularius Linnaeus, Destination Macularkus Battle for the Elephants E. They are precocial and leave the nest shortly after birth hopping around looking for food. They fly with shallow, rapid wingbeats. Synapomorphy of the Bilateria. Physical displays are used to threaten others, to solicit a mate and to show submission, among other purposes.

Economic Importance for Humans: As additional males arrive, females compete for additional mates, leaving the males to perform the majority of parental care.

Actitis macularius Linnaeus During the breeding season, mxcularius and females independently defend territories.

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