Family Scolopacidae

Family Scolopacidae - whimbrel Family Scolopacidae
The family Scolopacidae includes sandpipers, curlews, and snipes. Sandpipers have long bodies and legs, and narrow and pointy wings. Most species have a narrow bill, but otherwise the form and length are quite variable. They are small to medium sized birds. The bills are sensitive, allowing the birds to feel the mud and sand as they probe for food. They generally have dull plumage with cryptic brown, grey, or streaked patterns, although some display brighter colors during the breeding season. Compared to plovers (Charadriidae) with which often forage side by side, sandpipers have smaller eyes, more slender heads, and longer and thinner bills. Most species have three forward pointing toes with a smaller hind toe (the exception is the sanderling, which lacks a hind toe). The majority of these species eat small invertebrates picked out of the mud or soil. Different lengths of bills enable different species to feed in the same habitat, particularly on the coast, without direct competition for food. There are a total of 13 genera and 38 species known to occur in Peru. Photo (left): Whimbrel and Rudy Turnstones. Photo (right): Sanderlings. Photo: ©Isidro Vila.
Sandpipers, Snipes, Phalaropes Playeros, Becasinas, Falaropos
South American Snipe Becasina Sudamericana Gallinago paraguaiae
Puna Snipe Becasina de la Puna Gallinago andina
Noble Snipe Becasina Paramera Gallinago nobilis (H)
Giant Snipe Becasina Gigante Gallinago undulata
Andean (Jameson’s) Snipe Becasina Andina Gallinago jamesoni
Imperial Snipe Becasina Imperial Gallinago imperialis
Short-billed Dowitcher Agujeta de Pico Corto Limnodromus griseus (NB)s
Long-billed Dowitcher Agujeta de Pico Largo Limnodromus scolopaceus (H)
Hudsonian Godwit Aguja de Mar Limosa haemastica (NB)
Marbled Godwit Aguja Moteada Limosa fedoa (NB)
Whimbrel Zarapito Trinador Numenius phaeopus (NB)
Long-billed Curlew Zarapito de Pico Largo Numenius americanus (H)
Upland Sandpiper Playero Batitú Bartramia longicauda (NB)
Spotted Sandpiper Playero Coleador Actitis macularius (NB)
Greater Yellowlegs Playero Pata Amarilla Mayor Tringa melanoleuca (NB)
Lesser Yellowlegs Playero Pata Amarilla Menor Tringa flavipes (NB)
Solitary Sandpiper Playero Solitario Tringa solitaria (NB)
Willet Playero de Ala Blanca Tringa semipalmata (NB)
Wandering Tattler Playero Vagabundo Tringa incana (NB)
Ruddy Turnstone Vuelvepiedras Rojizo Arenaria interpres (NB)
Surfbird Chorlo de las Rompientes Aphriza virgata (NB)
Red Knot Playero de Pecho Rufo Calidris canutus (NB)
Sanderling Playero Arenero Calidris alba (NB)
Semipalmated Sandpiper Playerito Semipalmado Calidris pusilla (NB)
Western Sandpiper Playerito Occidental Calidris mauri (NB)
Red-necked Stint Playerito de Cuello Rojo Calidris ruficollis
Least Sandpiper Playerito Menudo Calidris minutilla (NB)
White-rumped Sandpiper Playerito de Lomo Blanco Calidris fuscicollis (NB)
Baird’s Sandpiper Playerito de Baird Calidris bairdii (NB)
Pectoral Sandpiper Playero Pectoral Calidris melanotos (NB)
Dunlin Playero de Vientre Negro Calidris alpina (H)
Curlew Sandpiper Playero Zarapito Calidris ferruginea (V)
Stilt Sandpiper Playero de Pata Larga Calidris himantopus (NB)
Buff-breasted Sandpiper Playero Acanelado Tryngites subruficollis (NB)
Ruff Playero Combatiente Philomachus pugnax (H)
Wilson’s Phalarope Faláropo Tricolor Phalaropus tricolor (NB)
Red-necked Phalarope Faláropo de Pico Fino Phalaropus lobatus (NB)
Red Phalarope Faláropo de Pico Grueso Phalaropus fulicarius (NB)
peru aves -    birdsBURHINIDAE: Thick-Knees – Huerequeques THINOCORIDAE: Seedsnipes – Agachonasperu aves