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 36 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 1 year 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 6 years ago 27 sec 4.6
PhotosSee all 169 photos
juv in flight
Locality Ma'agan Michael, Israel
Lior Kislev 2 September 2014 14 weeks ago 4.7
On the beach
Locality Île aux Basques, Quebec, Canada
Guy Poisson 12 October 2010 4 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 11 weeks ago 4.5
Bird feeding in the beach.
Locality Galapagos Islands (Monotypic species)
Julian Garcia 15 February 2014 17 weeks ago 4.5
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