Snipes, Sandpipers and Phalaropes (Scolopacidae)

Curlew Sandpiper (Calidris ferruginea) - HBW 3, p. 524

French: Bécasseau cocorli German: Sichelstrandläufer Spanish: Correlimos Zarapitín

Taxonomy: Tringa Ferrugineus Pontoppidan, 1763, Christiansø Islands, Denmark.
Formerly placed in genus Erolia. Species name testacea formerly used, but pre-dated by ferruginea. Recently discovered Cox’s Sandpiper “C. paramelanotos” shown to be hybrid between present species and, most probably, C. melanotos; Cooper’s Sandpiper “C. (Pisobia) cooperi” was probably hybrid between present species and C. acuminata (see page 446). Monotypic.

Distribution: Arctic Siberia from Yamal Peninsula to Kolyuchinskaya Gulf (N Chukotskiy Peninsula). Winters from sub-Saharan Africa through S Asia to Australasia.