Birds of Colombia

Sandpiper, snipes | playeros, becasinas

Some of the 36 species are vagrants to the north and others are found elsewhere in the country. Mobile. Found in freshwater marshes, lagoons, lakes, rice plantations, and often in ocean coasts. Many with long bills that allow them to feed on insects, forage, seed from soft mud.

Algunas de las 36 especies son visitantes en el norte del país pero la mayoría se encuentran en el resto del país. Aves móviles que se encuentran en lagos, cultivos de arroz y a menudo en las costas marinas. Poseen picos largos que les permiten cazar insectos, animales y semillas del suelo húmedo o barro.

PECTORAL SANDPIPER

Name in English: Pectoral sandpiper
Name in Spanish: Playero pectoral
Order: Charadriiformes
Family: Scolopacidae
Scientific Name:  Calidris melanotos
Size/Tamaño: 6 in | 16 cm
Status: 
Location: East of the Andes
Altura: < 3000 m
Notes: Correlimos pectoral emigra al norte de Colombia


Photos by: Luis A. Materón ©

Pectoral Sandpiper, Playero pectoral, Calidris melanotos

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ORdeR Charadriiformes
FAMILY Scolopacidae - FAMILIA Scolopacidae

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Scientific
Name
Name in
Spanish
Name in
English
Bartramia longicauda Correlimos Sabanero Upland Sandpiper
Numenius phaeopus Zarapito Trinador Whimbrel
Numenius americanus Zarapito Americano Long-billed Curlew
Limosahaemastica Aguja Parda Hudsonian Godwit
Limosafedoa Aguja Moteada Marbled Godwit
Arenaria interpres Vuelvepiedras Rojizo Ruddy Turnstone
Aphriza virgata Chorlo de Rompientes Surfbird
Calidris canutus Playero Rojizo Red Knot
Calidris alba Playero Blanco Sanderling
Calidris pusilla Playero Semipalmado Semipalmated Sandpiper
Calidris mauri Playero Occidental Western Sandpiper
Calidris minutilla Playero Diminuto Least Sandpiper
Calidris fuscicollis Playero Culiblanco White-rumped Sandpiper
Calidris bairdii Playero Patinegro Baird’s Sandpiper
Calidris alpina Playero Buchinegro Dunlin
Calidris himantopus Playero Patilargo Stilt Sandpiper
Tryngites subruficollis Playero Canelo Buff-breasted Sandpiper
Philomachus pugnax Combatiente Ruff
Limnodromus griseus Becasa Piquicorta Short-billed Dowitcher
Limnodromus scolopaceus Becasa Piquilarga Long-billed Dowitcher
Gallinago imperialis Becasina Imperial Imperial Snipe
Gallinago jamesoni Becasina Andina Andean Snipe
Gallinago nobilis Becasina Paramuna Noble Snipe
Gallinago undulata Becasina Gigante Giant Snipe
Gallinago delicata Becasina Común Wilson’s Snipe
Gallinago paraguaiae Becasina Suramericana South American Snipe
Phalaropus tricolor Falaropo Tricolor Wilson’s Phalarope
Phalaropus lobatus Falaropo Cuellirrojo Red-necked Phalarope
Phalaropus fulicarius Falaropo Colorado Red Phalarope
Actitis macularius Andarríos Manchado Spotted Sandpiper
Tringa solitaria Andarríos Solitario Solitary Sandpiper
Tringa incana Playero Errante Wandering Tattler
Tringa melanoleuca Patiamarillo Grande Greater Yellowlegs
Tringa semipalmata Playero Aliblanco Willet
Tringa flavipes Patiamarillo Chico Lesser Yellowlegs