Spotted Sandpiper (Actitis macularius) [version 1] American Ornithologists’ Union 1st edition (): Spotted Sandpiper (Actitis macularia) [version 1] American. Spotted Sandpiper cm; ยท5 g; wingspan cm. Smallish size and neatly spotted underparts distinctive; greenish-brown upperparts with dark. Spotted sandpipers (Actitis macularius) are found throughout North and Central America, including the western Caribbean islands. Their breeding range.

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The spotted sandpiper is about six to seven inches in length. Avtitis has a white line over its eyes and long yellowish or pinkish legs.

In breeding season, it is brown above and white below with dark brown spots on its chest and belly. Its bill is a bright orange with a black tip. Its bill is yellow with a black tip.

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Actitis macularius – Wikispecies

Male and female spotted sandpipers look alike, but the female is a little larger. The spotted sandpiper probes for a variety of insects and other small invertebrates including fly larvae, grasshoppers, beetles, crickets, spiders, worms, crustaceans and mollusks. It may also catch insects in the air. She then tries to attract a male.

The female may mate with more than one male, and she may lay eggs for each of them! The chicks hatch in days.

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They are precocial and leave the nest shortly after birth hopping around looking for food. They fledge when they jacularius days old. The spotted sandpiper is sometimes called the “teeter-tail” because of the way it bobs its rump up and down!

It winters along the the Pacific Coast in the west. In winter it can atcitis found in shallow, muddy lagoons; creeks; canals and mudflats.

Maculariuus can also be found on beaches. Diet The spotted sandpiper probes for a variety of insects and other small invertebrates including fly larvae, grasshoppers, beetles, crickets, spiders, worms, crustaceans and mollusks.

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Life Cycle Image Credit: Behavior The spotted sandpiper is sometimes called the “teeter-tail” because of the way it bobs its rump up and down!

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Destination Conservation Battle for the Elephants E. Spotted Sandpiper – Actitis macularius. Characteristics The acyitis sandpiper is about six to seven inches in length.