Buff-breasted Sandpiper (Tryngites subruficollis)

Order: Charadriiformes Family: Scolopacidae | IUCN Status: Near Threatened

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Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Tavares, Brazil

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Age: Adult \ Sex: Unknown | Loc. North America

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Age: Adult \ Sex: Unknown | Loc. North America

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Age: Adult \ Sex: Unknown | Loc. North America


Identification & Behavior: ~19 cm (7.5 in). The Buff-breasted Sandpiper has the upperparts mottled with dusky-black. The underparts are buff grading to pale buff and whitish toward the middle of the belly.  It has a relatively short and thin black bill and bright yellow legs. It is somewhat similar to the Upland Sandpiper but is distinguished by a smaller size and warmer coloration.

Status: The Buff-breasted Sandpiper is an uncommon Boreal migrant mostly to the Amazonian lowlands and rarely to other regions of Peru. It is thought to be a transient migrant during the months of August through October. It also occurs in Co, Ec, Br, Bo, and Ch.

Name in Spanish: Playero Acanelado.

Sub-species: Buff-breasted Sandpiper (Tryngites (calidris) subruficollis), Vieillot 1819.

Meaning of Name: Calidris: Gr. kalidris, skalidris= shorebird the color of ash mentioned by Aristotle. subruficollis: L. sub= close and rufus= brown, reddish; and collis= neck.

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Distribution Map
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References:

    • Species range based on: Schulenberg, T. S., D. F. Stotz, and L. Rico. 2006. Distribution maps of the birds of Peru, version 1.0. Environment, Culture & Conservation (ECCo). The Field Museum.  http://fm2.fieldmuseum.org/uw_test/birdsofperu on 01/01/2015.