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Least Sandpiper

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Also known as Follow link Alternate name
Calidris minutilla Scientific name
Charadriiformes Order
Scolopacidae Family
 14-15 cm (Wingspan 26 - 29 cm) Length
Breeding Tundra, boreal forest, wetlands. Non-breeding, Marine intertidal, grassland & wetlands, marshes, bogs, lakes, pools. Between Range follow link Habitat
3-5 Eggs, laid in a hollow. Incubation 19-21 days by both parents. Fledging 21 days. Clutch
Arthropods, worms, beetles, larvae crustaceans/molluscs & plant matter. Food  
3034 - TSN: 176656 World Number
Least Concern Status

view photos Photo by August 6, 2007 Pia's birdseye view © all rights reserved

Slideshow courtesy The Friends Of Worldbirds © all rights reserved

Least Sandpiper Doug Hynes "the Fen", near Churchill Northern Studies Centre, Manitoba Canada male, song XC114931   

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AKA:- Catalan: Territ menut canadenc
Creoles and Pidgins, French-based (Other): begas
Czech: jespák drobný, Jespák nejmenší
Welsh: Pibydd lleiaf
Danish: Amerikansk Dværgryle
German: Wiesenstrandläufer
English: American Stint, Least Sandpiper, Least Stint, Oxeye
Spanish: Alzacolita chica, Chorlito Menor, Correlimos Enano, Correlimos Menudillo, Correlimos Menudo, Playerito enano, Playerito menor, Playerito Menudo, Playerito Minimo, Playero Chichicuilote, Playero Diminuto, Playero enano, Zarapiquito
Spanish (Chile): Playero enano
Spanish (Colombia): Playero Diminuto
Spanish (Costa Rica): Correlimos Menudo
Spanish (Cuba): Zarapiquito
Spanish (Dominican Rep.): Playerito menor, Playerito Menudo
Spanish (Honduras): Alzacolita chica
Spanish (Mexico): Playerito Minimo, playero chichicuilote
Spanish (Nicaragua): Correlimos Menudo
Spanish (Paraguay): Playerito enano
Spanish (Uruguay): Chorlito Menor, Playerito Menor
Spanish (Venezuela): Playerito Menudo
Estonian: pisirüdi (pisirisla)
Basque: Territ menut canadenc
Finnish: Amerikansirri
Faroese: Vætturgrælingur
French: Bécasseau minuscule
Irish: Gobadáinín Bídeach, Godadáinín Bídeach
Guadeloupean Creole French: Ricuit
Galician: Pilro minúsculo, Territ menut canadenc
Guarani: Chululu'i
Haitian Creole French: Ti bekasin piti
Hebrew: חופית זעירה
Hungarian: Törpe partfutó
Icelandic: Mærutíta
Italian: Gambecchio americano, Gambecchio minore, Piro piro americano, Piro-piro americano
Japanese: amerikahibarishigi, Amerika-hibarishigi, Amerika-hibari-shigi
Japanese: アメリカヒバリシギ
Latin: Actodromas minutilla, Calidris minutilla, Ereunetes minutillus, Erolia minutilla, Pisobia minutilla, Tringa minutilla
Lithuanian: Nykétukinis bėgikas
Dutch: Americana Kleine Strandloper, Kleinste Strandloper
Norwegian: Pygmesnipe, Pygmésnipe
Polish: biegus karlowaty, biegus karłowaty
Portuguese: maçarico-pequeno, Maçariquinho, Pilrito-anão
Portuguese (Brazil): maçarico-pequeno, Maçariquinho
Russian: Песочник-крошка
Slovak: pobrežník najmenší , Pobrežník trpasličí
Slovenian: pritlikavi prodnik
Swedish: Dvärgsnäppa
Turkish: Cüce Kumkuşu
Chinese: 姬滨鹬, 美洲小滨鹬

Range:- Breeds:- Canada, Saint Pierre and Miquelon &

USA. Winters:- southern USA, Central America and northern South America. They occur as very rare vagrants in western Europe


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