Willet determination[order] Charadriiformes | [family] Scolopacidae | [latin] Catoptrophorus semipalmatus | [UK] Willet | [FR] Chevalier semipalmé | [DE] Schlammtreter | [ES] Playero Aliblanco | [IT] Totano semipalmato | [NL] Willet


Subspecies and global distribution

  1. Xenus semipalmata
  2. Tringa semipalmata semipalmata se Canada, e and s USA, West Indies
  3. Tringa semipalmata inornata sc Canada, nc USA
  4. Tringa semipalmata NA e, c, se

Literature

Title
SOCIAL ORGANIZATION IN A NESTING POPULATION OF EASTERN WILLETS (CATOPTROPHORUS SEMIPALMATUS)
Author(s): MARSHALL A. HOWE
Abstract: The breeding ecology of eastern Willets (Catoptrophorus semipalmatus) was studied over a 3-yr period in a salt marsh on the Atlantic coast of Virginia. During the study, 171 adults were color-marked..[more]..
Source: The Auk 99: 88-102. January 1982
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Title
Predator avoidance behaviour of a solitary Willet attacked by a Peregrine Falcon
Author(s): JOSEPH B. BUCHANAN
Abstract: During the non-breeding season, Willets Catoptrophorus semipalmatus use a variety of tactics to avoid predators and have been reported to take flight, submerge themselves in water, and hide in or near marsh vegetation..[more]..
Source: Bulletin 104 August 2004
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Title
Subspecific Identification of the Willet Catoptrophorus semipalmatus
Author(s): Michael O'Brien
Abstract: The Willet is a familiar shorebird to many birders around temperate regions of North, Central, and South America. Its large size, drab plumage, and flashy wing pattern make it relatively straightforward to identify..[more]..
Source: BIRDING MAY/JUNE 2 0 0 6
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