Purple Sandpiper determination[order] Charadriiformes | [family] Scolopacidae | [latin] Calidris maritima | [UK] Purple Sandpiper | [FR] Bécasseau violet | [DE] Meerstrandläufer | [ES] Correlimos oscuro | [IT] Piovanello violetto | [NL] Paarse Strandloper

Subspecies and global distribution

  1. Calidris maritima littoralis Iceland
  2. Calidris maritima maritima n Canada, Greenland, Svalbard, Scandinavia to nc Siberia
  3. Calidris maritima belcheri Hudson Bay and James Bay (Canada)
  4. Calidris maritima NA, EU n


How do Purple Sandpipers Calidris maritima survive the winter north of the Arctic circle?
Author(s): Summers R.W., Piersma T., Strann K.B. & Wiersma P.
Abstract: Winter north of the Arctic circle in northern Norway is colder, windier and there is less solar radiation than in eastern Scotland, at a latitude 13degree further south. We predicted from equations derived from heated taxidermic mounts that the maint..[more]..
Source: ARDEA 86 (1): 51-58
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Population structure and origins of Purple Sandpipers Calidris maritima in north Norway during winter
Author(s): Karl-Birger Strann, Ron W. Summers and Rab Rae
Abstract: Wintering Purple Sandpipers Calidris maritima were captured at Varangerfjorden, Finnmark, in March 1992, and compared with samples from Troms county in November 1988 to describe the population structure in north Norway in terms of age and sex classes..[more]..
Source: Ringing & Migration (2006) 23, 95-100
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