Tag: Least Sandpiper

The Influence of Body Condition on the Stopover Ecology of LeastSandpipers in the Lower Mississippi Alluvial Valley during FallMigration

Least Sandpiper (Calidris minutilla) Science Article 3 abstract Many shorebirds are long-distance migrants and depend on the energy gained at stopoversites to complete migration. Competing hypotheses have described strategies used by migrating birds; the energy-selection hypothesis predicts that shorebirds attempt to maximize energy gained at stopover sites, whereas the time-selection hypothesis predicts that shorebirds attempt […]


Least Sandpiper (Calidris minutilla) Science Article 2 abstract A male Least Sandpiper (Calidris minutilla) bred at 16+ yr of age, not 17+ as previously reported (Miller and Reid, J. Field Ornithol.5 8:49-51, 1987). Extensive European banding programs have revealed much older scolopacids. E. H. MILLER, J. Field Ornithol., 59(4):403-404 Download article download full text (pdf)

Functional association of bill morphology and foragingbehaviour in calidrid sandpipers

Least Sandpiper (Calidris minutilla) Science Article 4 abstract Foraging behaviour in birds co-varies with bill morphology. Shorebirds exhibit pronouncedinter- and intra-specific variation in bill length and shape as well as in foraging behaviour.Pecking, or feeding on epifaunal intertidal invertebrates, is associated with a straight bill, while probing,feeding on infaunal prey S. NEBEL et al, University […]

Latitudinal clines in sex ratio, bill, and wing lengthin Least Sandpipers

Least Sandpiper (Calidris minutilla) Science Article 1 abstract Differential distribution of nonbreeding Least Sandpipers (Calidris minutilla) according to sex,bill, and wing length was documented using capture data from six locations between California and Ecuador. Thedistribution of age classes did not vary with latitude. Females, which are slightly larger than males, migrated furthersouth. Wing length increased […]

Least Sandpiper (Calidris minutilla)

[order] CHARADRIIFORMES | [family] Scolopacidae | [latin] Calidris minutilla | [UK] Least Sandpiper | [FR] Becasseau minuscule | [DE] Wiesen-Strandlaufer | [ES] Correlimos Menudillo | [NL] Kleinste Strandloper Subspecies Monotypic species Physical charateristics The delicate Least Sandpiper is the world’s smallest shorebird. In breeding plumage, it is mostly brown, including the breast. It does not […]