Snipes, Sandpipers and Phalaropes (Scolopacidae)

Pectoral Sandpiper (Calidris melanotos) - HBW 3, p. 524

French: Bécasseau à poitrine cendrée German: Graubrust-Strandläufer Spanish: Correlimos Pectoral

Taxonomy: Tringa melanotos Vieillot, 1819, Paraguay.
Formerly placed in genus Erolia. Recently discovered Cox’s Sandpiper “C. paramelanotos” shown to be hybrid between C. ferruginea and, most probably, present species (see page 446). Monotypic.

Distribution: Taymyr E through Chukotskiy Peninsula to W & N Alaska, NC Canada and W Hudson Bay; recent records from Yamal Peninsula, NW Siberia. Winters from S Bolivia, Paraguay and N Argentina to S Argentina; much smaller population in SE Australia, Tasmania and New Zealand.