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Western Sandpiper

Calidris mauri
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Length: 7 in. (18 cm )
In migration and the winter, this sandpiper is almost always found in small to large flocks in shallow water or on sand and mud flats. It forages by probing for invertebrates in the mud. During the short breeding season on the tundra of western Alaska, the Western Sandpiper places a grassy nest in low shrubs, often in tight colonies of 100s of pairs.

The four-digit banding code is WESA.

Female | Robert Shantz


Mudflat
Bird Sound Type: Buzzing
Sex of Bird: Male
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Bibliographic details:

  • Article: Western Sandpiper
  • Author(s): Dr. Biology
  • Publisher: Arizona State University School of Life Sciences Ask A Biologist
  • Site name: ASU - Ask A Biologist
  • Date published: July 13, 2017
  • Date accessed: December 10, 2018
  • Link: https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/western-sandpiper

APA Style

Dr. Biology. (2017, July 13). Western Sandpiper. ASU - Ask A Biologist. Retrieved December 10, 2018 from https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/western-sandpiper

American Psychological Association. For more info, see http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/10/

Chicago Manual of Style

Dr. Biology. "Western Sandpiper". ASU - Ask A Biologist. 13 July, 2017. https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/western-sandpiper

MLA 2017 Style

Dr. Biology. "Western Sandpiper". ASU - Ask A Biologist. 13 Jul 2017. ASU - Ask A Biologist, Web. 10 Dec 2018. https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/western-sandpiper

Modern Language Association, 7th Ed. For more info, see http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/08/
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