Charadriiformes

Snipes, Sandpipers and Phalaropes (Scolopacidae)

HBW 3, p. 444

  • Small to medium-sized waders with short to long legs; bill often long and may be straight, decurved or slightly recurved.
  • All regions except Antarctic; most species breed in Northern Hemisphere and are highly migratory.
  • Mainly coastal and on inland wetlands; breeds in open steppe, grassland, marsh, tundra, scrubland and even forest.
  • 24 genera, 87 species, 134 taxa.
  • 10 species threatened; 2 species and 1 subspecies extinct since 1600.
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24 genera, 87 species

5601 files covering
24 genera (100%)
83 species (95%)

 

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24 genera (100%)
79 species (91%)
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24 genera (100%)
82 species (94%)
    149 sound recordings covering
16 genera (67%)
52 species (60%)
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