Least Sandpiper determination[order] Charadriiformes | [family] Scolopacidae | [latin] Calidris minutilla | [UK] Least Sandpiper | [FR] Bécasseau minuscule | [DE] Wiesenstrandläufer | [ES] Correlimos Menudillo | [IT] Piro-piro americano | [NL] Kleinste Strandloper


Literature

Title
Latitudinal clines in sex ratio, bill, and wing length in Least Sandpipers
Author(s): Silke Nebel
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. The distribution of age classes did not vary..[more]..
Source: J. Field Ornithol. 77(1):39-45, 2006
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Title
LONGEVITY RECORD FOR THE LEAST SANDPIPER: A REVISION
Author(s): E. H. MILLER
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...[more]..
Source: J. Field Ornithol., 59(4):403-404
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Title
The Influence of Body Condition on the Stopover Ecology of Least Sandpipers in the Lower Mississippi Alluvial Valley during Fall Migration
Author(s): Sarah E. Lehnen and David G. Krementz
Abstract: Many shorebirds are long-distance migrants and depend on the energy gained at stopover sites to complete migration. Competing hypotheses have described strategies used by migrating birds; the energy-selection hypothesis predicts that shorebirds atte..[more]..
Source: Ecologie et conservation des oiseaux 2(2): 9.
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Title
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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