Sanderling (Calidris alba) - HBW 3, p. 520
French: Bécasseau sanderling
Spanish: Correlimos Tridáctilo
Taxonomy: Tringa alba Pallas, 1764, coast of North Sea.
Formerly placed in monospecific genus Crocethia. Monotypic.
Distribution: Canadian Arctic, Greenland and Svalbard to Severnaya Zemlya Is, Taymyr Peninsula, Lena Delta and New Siberian Is; small numbers in N Alaska. Winters on coast from C North to S South America, and from W & S Europe and Africa through S Asia to Australasia and some tropical Pacific islands.
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VideosSee all 94 videos
A juvenile moulting to first winter plumage, walking and feeding on the shore Locality Rio Lagartos, Yucatán State, Yucatán Peninsula, Mexico (Southern) (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 29 September 2006 7 years ago 30 sec 4.9
A bird resting, walk a bit and starts preening. Locality Pier of IJmuiden, North Holland Province, Netherlands (Monotypic species)
Yoel Jimenez 1 September 2012 32 weeks ago 1 min 8 sec 4.9
2 birds preening and foraging around Locality Pier of IJmuiden, North Holland Province, Netherlands (Monotypic species)
Daniêl Jimenez 1 September 2012 51 weeks ago 43 sec 4.6
Adult in breeding plumage quite aggressive Locality Presqu'île de Quiberon, Morbihan, Bretagne, France
Pascal Vagner 22 May 2013 1 year ago 46 sec 4.6
A bird preening. Locality Pier of IJmuiden, North Holland Province, Netherlands
Yoel Jimenez 1 September 2012 1 year ago 25 sec 4.6
Two views of a large flock following the incoming and receding surf. Locality Ventura River Mouth, Ventura County, California, USA (United States) (Monotypic species)
Don DesJardin 17 October 2008 5 years ago 27 sec 4.6
PhotosSee all 168 photos
On the beach
Locality Île aux Basques, Quebec, Canada
Guy Poisson 12 October 2010 3 years ago 4.6
Locality Brusand, Rogaland County, Norway
Geir Jensen 27 August 2010 2 years ago 4.6
A Sanderling in summer plumage on Düne, an islet near Helgoland
Locality Düne, Helgoland, Germany (Monotypic species)
Gerard Visser 6 June 2010 1 year ago 4.5
Foraging along a shoreline.
Locality Toronto, Ontario, Canada (Monotypic species)
David Beadle 13 September 2014 7 weeks ago 4.5
juv in flight
Locality Ma'agan Michael, Israel
Lior Kislev 2 September 2014 11 weeks ago 4.5
Bird feeding in the beach.
Locality Galapagos Islands (Monotypic species)
Julian Garcia 15 February 2014 13 weeks ago 4.5
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