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Calidris alba   (Pallas, 1764)

sanderling

Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
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Calidris alba   AquaMaps   Data sources: GBIF OBIS
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Classification Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Aves | Ciconiiformes | Scolopacidae

Main reference References | Biblio | Coordinator | Collaborators

Brooke, M. de L., I. Hepburn and R.J. Travelyan. 2004. (Ref. 87921)

Size / Weight / Age

Max length : 22.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 94965)

Environment

Others; freshwater; brackish

Climate / Range

Tropical

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Indo-Pacific.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found on the beach (Ref. 87921). In small groups at the water's edge during nonbreeding season, following the wave front whilst feeding on small invertebrates. Abundance of wintering populations attributed to major coastal upwellings, correlated to increase in food supply along beaches where they feed. Shorebirds from the North Atlantic typically fly >2000 km, mostly over water, from North America, Greenland, and Iceland, to Britain and continental Europe. Vulnerable to oil spill as a piscivore; saw 50% decline in population from 1989 in Prince William Sound after the Exxon Valdez oil spill (Ref. 87784).

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)

CITES status (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless

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Mass conversion

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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models

Price category (Ref. 80766)