Dunlin determination[order] Charadriiformes | [family] Scolopacidae | [latin] Calidris alpina | [UK] Dunlin | [FR] Bécasseau variable | [DE] Alpenstrandläufer | [ES] Correlimos Común | [IT] Piovanello pancianera | [NL] Bonte Strandloper

Subspecies and global distribution

  1. Calidris alpina hudsonia c Canada
  2. Calidris alpina pacifica w and s Alaska
  3. Calidris alpina arcticola nw Alaska to nw Canada
  4. Calidris alpina actites Sakhalin I. (off se Russia)
  5. Calidris alpina kistchinski Sea of Okhotsk to Kuril Is. and Kamchatka
  6. Calidris alpina sakhalina e Russia to the Chukotsk Pen.
  7. Calidris alpina centralis nc to ne Siberia
  8. Calidris alpina alpina n Europe to nw Siberia
  9. Calidris alpina schinzii se Greenland, Iceland, the British Isles to Scandinavia and the Baltic
  10. Calidris alpina arctica ne Greenland
  11. Calidris alpina NA, EU n


Hypervariable-control-region sequences reveal global population structuring in a long-distance migrant shorebird, the Dunlin (Calidris alpina)
Author(s): Paul W. Wenink, Allan J. Baker, and Marcel G. J. Tilanus
Abstract: Hypervariable segments of the control region of mtDNA as well as part of the cytochrome b gene of Dunlins were amplifed with PCR and sequenced directly. The 910 base pairs (bp) obtained for each of 73 individuals complete another of the few sequencin..[more]..
Source: Proc. Nati. Acad. Sci. USA Vol. 90, pp. 94-98, January 1993
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Incidental Kill of Dunlin and Killdeer by Strychnine
Author(s): Nils Wamock and Steven E. Schwarzbach
Abstract: Strychnine poisoning of 36 dunlin (Calidris alpina) and two killdeer (Charadrius vociferus) in Yolo County, California (USA) was documented from 1 1 to 17 December 1990. Birds were found dead on a field containing treated wheat seeds (337 zg strychn..[more]..
Source: Journal of Wildlife Diseases, 31(4), 1995, pp. 566-569
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The Winter Ecology of Dunlin (Calidris alpina pacifica) in the Fraser River Delta.
Author(s): Philippa Shepherd
Abstract: The Fraser River Delta is an important wintering area and migratory stopover site for waterfowl, raptors and shorebirds, including internationally important populations of Dunlin and Western Sandpipers (Calidris maurii). The health of the ecosystem h..[more]..
Source: DOE FRAP 1997- 38
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Functional association of bill morphology and foraging behaviour in calidrid sandpipers
Author(s): S. NEBEL et al
Abstract: Foraging behaviour in birds co-varies with bill morphology. Shorebirds exhibit pronounced inter- and intra-specific variation in bill length and shape as well as in foraging behaviour. Pecking, or feeding on epifaunal intertidal invertebrates, is a..[more]..
Source: University of New South Wales, Sydney
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Mitochondrial Control-Region Sequences in Two Shorebird Species, the Turnstone and the Dunlin, and Their Utility in Population Genetic Studies
Author(s): Paul W. Wenink, F Allan J. Baker, and Marcel G. J. Tilanus
Abstract: Because of its rapid rate of sequence evolution, al most strictly maternal mode of inheritance, and lack of recombination, mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) is the molecule of choice both for studies of intraspecific sequence divergence (Wilson et al. 1985; ..[more]..
Source: Mol. Bid. Evol. I I( 1):22-3 1. 1994.
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Effects of weather on daily body mass regulation in wintering dunlin
Author(s): John P. Kelly, Nils Warnock, Gary W. Page and Wesley W. Weathers
Abstract: We investigated the influence of changes in weather associated with winter storms on mass balance, activity and food consumption in captive dunlin (Calidris alpina) held in outdoor aviaries, and compared the aviary results with weather-related body m..[more]..
Source: The Journal of Experimental Biology 205, 109-120 (2002)
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Stable Isotope Analysis Reveals That Agricultural Habitat Provides an Important Dietary Component for Nonbreeding Dunlin
Author(s): Lesley Joan Evans Ogden, Keith A. Hobson, David B. Lank, and Shabtai Bittman
Abstract: Although shorebirds spending the winter in temperate areas frequently use estuarine and supratidal (upland) feeding habitats, the relative contribution of each habitat to individual diets has not been directly quantified. We quantified the proportion..[more]..
Source: Avian Conservation and Ecology-Écologie et conservation des oiseaux 1(1): 3. [online]
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Body mass increase migration pattern and breeding grounds of Dunlins Calidris alpina alpina staging in the dutch wadden sea in spring.
Author(s): Goede A.A., Nieboer E. & Zegers P.M. (q
Abstract: Though a lot is known about the Dunlin, a highly variable wader species in many respects, there is still uncertainty whether substantial numbers of this species migrating through W. Europe in spring, breed as far as Siberia. Data on numbers, turnover..[more]..
Source: ARDEA 78 (12): 135-144
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Sex recognition and breast stripe size in Great Tits.
Author(s): Holmgren N., Ellegren H. & Pettersson J.
Abstract: The stopover of adult Dunlins, Calidris a. alpina during autumn migration at Ottenby, S.E. Sweden, was investigated. The proportion of Dunlins actively moulting their flight feathers was higher among second-year (2-yr) birds than among older ones (3-..[more]..
Source: ARDEA 81 (1): 9-20.
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Testing the effects of recreational disturbance on two upland breeding waders
Abstract: Previous work has shown that Golden Plovers Pluvialis apricaria guarding chicks utilize heavily disturbed habitat at a lower rate than surrounding areas, but that such rates of avoidance are reduced when the movement of people is restricted to a surf..[more]..
Source: Ibis 149 (s1), 45-55
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Abstract: Sandpipers in the subfamily Calidridinae (Scolopacidae) breed in the Arctic and Subarctic. In all species, unpaired males engage in distinctive aerial displays. Such displays are described for three species: Dunlin (Calidris alpina L.), Semipalmated ..[more]..
Source: The Auk 100: 440-451. April 1983
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Feeding ecology of Dunlin Calidris alpina in a southern European estuary
Author(s): Carlos D. SANTOS, José P. GRANADEIRO and Jorge M. PALMEIRIM
Abstract: The feeding ecology of Dunlin Calidris alpina wintering in southern European wetlands is poorly known. The aim of this paper is to describe the diet, prey selection, foraging habitat selection, and feeding behaviour of wintering Dunlins, and interpre..[more]..
Source: Ardeola, 52(2), December 2005, 235-252
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