Common Sandpiper (Actitis hypoleucos) - HBW 3, p. 513
French: Chevalier guignette
Spanish: Andarríos Chico
Other common names: Eurasian Sandpiper
Taxonomy: Tringa Hypoleucos Linnaeus, 1758, Sweden.
Sometimes placed in genus Tringa. Occasionally considered conspecific with A. macularia. Monotypic.
Distribution: Europe E across C Asia to Kamchatka, Sakhalin and Japan. Winters from W Europe and Africa through Middle East and S Asia to Indonesia and Australia; irregularly on islands of W Pacific.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
VideosSee all 78 videos
A bird feeding on the mud, close to several Mallards. Locality Vilaüt, Aiguamolls de l'Empordà Natural Park, Girona Province, Catalonia, Spain (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 12 August 2013 9 weeks ago 18 sec 3.7
Close view in muddy water Locality Souss Massa National Park, Souss-Massa-Draâ Region, Morocco
Juan Sanabria 1 April 2012 1 year ago 32 sec 3.7
Two birds interacting and displaying. Locality Leti, Lesser Sundas (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 27 October 2011 1 year ago 53 sec 3.7
A winter plumaged bird Locality Janubio Marsh, Lanzarote, Canary Islands (Monotypic species)
Eric Roualet 28 December 2012 48 weeks ago 12 sec 3.6
A bird on a trunck, then a second one. Locality Essonne, Île-de-France, France (Monotypic species)
Julien Rochefort 13 May 2009 2 years ago 47 sec 3.6
A bird feeding in the water Locality North Yorkshire, Yorkshire, England, Great Britain (Monotypic species)
Peter Nash 9 May 2006 7 years ago 24 sec 3.6
PhotosSee all 110 photos
A bird perched on a tree trunk in the mangrove.
Locality Ao Phang Nga National Park, Phang Nga Province, Southern Thailand, Thailand (Monotypic species)
Carmelo López 15 December 2008 1 year ago 3.9
Foraging along the margin of a man-made pond.
Locality Dubai Emirate, United Arab Emirates (Monotypic species)
David Beadle 15 February 2009 1 year ago 3.8
Close to a marsh
Locality Domaine des Oiseaux, Mazères, Ariège, Midi-Pyrénées, France
gabriel.leboff 5 May 2013 11 weeks ago 3.8
adult in mangrove belt
Locality Environmental Research and Development Project (King's Project), Laem Pak Bia-Pak Thale, Phetchaburi Province, Western Thailand, Thailand
Marco Valentini 15 March 2013 36 weeks ago 3.8
Stretching its wing whilst perched on a rock.
Locality Dubai City, Dubai Emirate, United Arab Emirates (Monotypic species)
David Beadle 15 February 2009 45 weeks ago 3.8
Locality Bhavnagar District, Gujarat, India
Shantilal Varu 16 October 2013 7 weeks ago 3.8
Calling while feeding Locality Keoladeo National Park, Bharatpur, Rajasthan, India
RAM GOPAL SONI 1 February 1984 3 years ago 4.5
Display calls of two birds Locality Isle of Harris, Outer Hebrides, Scotland, Great Britain
Stuart Fisher 14 June 2003 3 years ago 4
Calls of bird taking off Locality Bharatpur, Rajasthan, India
RAM GOPAL SONI 1 November 1983 3 years ago 4
An adult giving alarm-calls. Locality Vasterbotten County, Sweden
Iva Hristova 4 July 2008 4 years ago 3.5
A bird calling once, in flight.
Locality Thattekad Bird Sanctuary, Ernakulam District, Kerala, India
Josep del Hoyo 30 November 2009 3 years ago 3