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Calidris mauri   (Cabanis, 1857)

western sandpiper
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Classification Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Aves | Ciconiiformes | Scolopacidae

Main reference References | Biblio | Coordinator | Collaborators

Gaydos, J.K. and S.F. Pearson. 2011. (Ref. 93905)

Size / Weight / Age

Max length : 18.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 94965)

Environment

Others; freshwater; brackish

Climate / Range

Temperate

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Northeast Pacific: Canada.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Impressive flight speed recorded at over 70 kph of a radio-tagged Western Sandpiper that flew 3000 km from San Francisco, California to the Copper River Delta, Alaska within 42 h; typically, such straight flights are not common for this species (Ref. 87784). Interacts with marine environment on estuarine mudflats where there is an abundance of soft sediment invertebrate prey found by probing in the mud. At San Francisco Bay, feed on mudflats on low tides and move to seasonal wetlands and salt ponds on high tides as water levels cover their feeding habitat affecting prey availability. Impressive flight speed recorded at over 70 kph of a radio-tagged Western Sandpiper that flew 3000 km from San Francisco, California to the Copper River Delta, Alaska within 42 h; typically, such straight flights are not common for this species. Three to four million may aggregate in spring at the Copper River Delta, Alaska within a 4-week period, on their way to their tundra nesting grounds together with millions of other shorebirds stopping at the delta. Preyed upon by the Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus) on estuaries worldwide; form tight groups of wheeling flocks as an evasive tactic against the hunting Peregrine Falcon (Ref. 87784).

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)

CITES status (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless

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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models

Price category (Ref. 80766)