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Also known as Follow link Alternate name
Calidris maritima Scientific name
Charadriiformes Order
Scolopacidae Family
20-22 cm (Wingspan 40-44 cm) Length
Marine intertidal, woodland, grassland & wetlands, marshes, bogs, lakes, pools. Between Range follow link Range:- Endemic to Habitat
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3-4 Eggs, laid in a hollow. Incubation 21-22 days by both parents. Fledging 22 days. Clutch
Arthropods, worms, beetles, larvae & plant matter. Food  
  Habits
3039 - TSN: 176646 - Sub-species World Number
Least Concern Status

view photos  Photos by namq on November 25, 2007 © all rights reserved

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Purple Sandpiper Patrik Åberg Stekenjokk, Lappland Sweden Call XC84037  

 

Video by  lutz6lucker © all rights reserved

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AKA:- Asturian: Mazaricu de Pedreu, Mazaricu d'Ocle
Belarusian: Марскі пясочнік
Breton: Ar sourouc'han du
Catalan: Corriol fosc, Territ fosc, Territ variant
Catalan (Balears): Corriol fosc
Valencian: Territ variant
Czech: jespák moøský, Jespák morský, Jespák mořský
Welsh: Pibydd du, Pibydd porffor
Danish: Sortgrå ryle
German: Klippenstrandläufer, Meerstrandläufer
Greek: Βραχοσκαλίδρα
English: Purple Sandpiper
Esperanto: markalidro
Spanish: Correlimos Oscuro, Correlimos pechinegro, Playero Dorsirrojo, Playero dorso rojo
Spanish (Costa Rica): Correlimos pechinegro
Spanish (Mexico): Playero Dorsirrojo, Playero dorso rojo
Estonian: Meririsla, Meririsla, merirüdi, merirüdi, merirüdi (meririsla), Merirüdi e. meririsla
Basque: Territ fosc, Txirri ilun, Txirri iluna
Finnish: Merisirri
Faroese: Grælingur, Grágrælingur, Sjógrælingur, Sjógrælíngur
French: Bécasseau maritime, Bécasseau violet
Irish: gobadáinín cosbhuí, Gobadán Cosbhuí
Gaelic: Cam-Ghlas, Luatharan Rioghail
Galician: Pilro escuro, Territ fosc
Manx: Looyran gorrym
Hebrew: חופית ימית
Croatian: Morski žalar
Hungarian: Tengeri partfutó
Icelandic: Sendlingur
Italian: Piovanello violetto
Inuktitut: Saarfaarsuk, Segalea, Tudlik
Japanese: murasakihamashigi, Murasakihama-shigi
Japanese: ムラサキハマシギ
Kazakh: Тењіз құмдауық
Cornish: Pyber ruthlas
Latin: Arquatella maritima, Arquatella maritima maritima, Calidris maritima, Charadrius maritima, Ereunetes maritimus, Erolia maritima, Tringa maritima
Lithuanian: Jurinis begikas, Jūrinis bėgikas
Latvian: Jūras šņibītis
Mongolian: Тэнгисийн элсэг
Maltese: Beggazzina tan-Nord
Dutch: Paarse Strandloper
Norwegian: Fjæremus, Fjærepist, Fjæreplytt
Polish: biegus morski
Portuguese: pilrito escuro, Pilrito-escuro
Romansh: Rivarel violet
Russian: Morskoy Pesochnik, Морской песочник, Песочник морской
Scots: Luatharan rioghail
Northern Sami: Gáddeviroš
Slovak: Pobrežník morský
Slovenian: morski prodnik, obalni prodnik
Serbian: Морски жалар
Swedish: Skärsnäppa
Turkish: Mor Kumkuşu
Tuvinian: Далай кудуруктуг элезинчи
Ukrainian: Морський побережник, Побережник морський
Chinese: 紫滨鹬

Range Breeds:- USA:- Alaska & Russia:- Siberia & Svalbard and Jan Mayen. Rare & local in Scotland.

Winters:- American birds winter on rocky Atlantic coast. European & Asian birds winter as far south as Portugal & the Middle East.

Sub-species

Calidris [maritima or ptilocnemis]
Calidris maritima
Calidris maritima belcheri
Calidris maritima groenlandica
Calidris maritima littoralis
Calidris maritima maritima

 

 

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