Snipes, Sandpipers and Phalaropes (Scolopacidae)

Willet (Catoptrophorus semipalmatus) - HBW 3, p. 514

French: Chevalier semipalmé German: Schlammtreter Spanish: Playero Aliblanco

Taxonomy: Scolopax semipalmata Gmelin, 1789, New York.
Two subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • inornatus (Brewster, 1887) - C Alberta and SW Manitoba S to N Colorado and W Nebraska; winters from coastal S USA to N South America, mainly on Pacific coast, S to N Chile.
  • semipalmatus (Gmelin, 1789) - S New Brunswick, Atlantic and Gulf coasts of USA, and West Indies; winters from Atlantic and Gulf coasts of USA and Mexico through Central America and West Indies S to S Brazil.