Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Sandpipers and Allies :: Sharp-tailed Sandpiper

Sharp-tailed Sandpiper Calidris acuminata

Described by: Horsfield (1821)
Alternate common name(s): Siberian Pectoral Sandpiper, Cox's Sandpiper, Cooper's Sandpiper
Old scientific name(s): Erolia acuminata


Yatsu Higata Nature Observation Center, Chiba, Japan - Oct 14, 2002 © William Hull  Lake Samsonvale, Queensland, Australia - Nov 24, 2002 © Tom Tarrant  Alviso, Santa Clara County, California, USA - Dec, 2005 © Glen Tepke  Alviso, Santa Clara County, California, USA - Dec, 2005 © Glen Tepke  Fox River, Kane County, Illinois, USA - Oct 4, 2003 © Kanae Hirabayashi 
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Nc. Siberia;
Ne. Siberia from the Lena River delta to the Kolyma River and probably Chukotski Peninsula.
Winters in Taiwan s. to Australasia (Western Australia, Northern Territory, Queensland, New South Wales (Fivebough Swamp, Leeton Swamp), Victoria, South Australia), Tasmania, Polynesia and Hawaiian Islands. Occasionally from Alaska to California.


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Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.


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