Adult Purple Sandpiper

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Colouring Grey-brown upper, white belly, orange legs
Voice Simple and low
Feeds on Insects, spiders and invertabrates
Flight Low and Fast
Nesting Ground
Social Small Flocks
Adult Purple Sandpiper
Adult Purple Sandpiper
Page Last Updated 9/12/2019 11:20:01 AM
Base Information
Sex Both
Age Adult
Status Secure
Order Charadriiformes
Family Scolopacidae
Species Calidris maritima
Category Waders
StdName Purple Sandpiper
Vital Statistics
Length 7.9 to 8.7 ins
Weight 2.1 to 2.7 ozs
Wingspan 15.7 to 17.3 ins
Lifespan 1 to 10 years
Beak Length Medium
Beak Width Medium
Beak Shape General
Tail Length Short
Distribution YCommon RRare VVery Rare NNot Seen
Region EUYEurope
Region NAYNorth America
Country USYUnited States
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Bird Id - Bird Identification - Adult Purple Sandpiper (Species=Calidris maritima / Standard Name=Purple Sandpiper)