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Calidris alba (Sanderling)

Synonyms: Crocethia alba; Tringa alba (homotypic); Trynga alba
Language: French; Spanish

Wikipedia Abstract

The sanderling (Calidris alba) is a small wading bird. The name derives from Old English sand-yrðling, "sand-ploughman". The genus name is from Ancient Greek kalidris or skalidris, a term used by Aristotle for some grey-coloured waterside birds. The specific alba is Latin for "white". It is a circumpolar Arctic breeder, and is a long-distance migrant, wintering south to South America, South Europe, Africa, and Australia. It is highly gregarious in winter, sometimes forming large flocks on coastal mudflats or sandy beaches.
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Infraspecies

EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
4
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
25
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 10.0112
EDGE Score: 2.39892

Attributes

Clutch Size [7]  4
Clutches / Year [4]  2
Fledging [6]  17 days
Global Population (2017 est.) [3]  650,000
Incubation [4]  27 days
Mating Display [8]  Non-acrobatic aerial display
Mating System [8]  Polyandry
Maximum Longevity [4]  19 years
Migration [1]  Intercontinental
Water Biome [1]  Coastal
Wing Span [9]  14 inches (.35 m)
Adult Weight [2]  57 grams
Birth Weight [4]  7 grams
Breeding Habitat [3]  Arctic tundra
Wintering Geography [3]  Widespread Coastal
Wintering Habitat [3]  Beaches and estuaries
Diet [5]  Carnivore (Invertebrates), Carnivore (Vertebrates), Piscivore, Herbivore
Diet - Fish [5]  10 %
Diet - Invertibrates [5]  60 %
Diet - Plants [5]  20 %
Diet - Scavenger [5]  10 %
Forages - Ground [5]  100 %
Female Maturity [4]  2 years
Male Maturity [4]  2 years

Ecoregions

Protected Areas

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Ecosystems

Important Bird Areas

Biodiversity Hotspots

Habitat Vegetation Classification

Prey / Diet

Prey / Diet Overlap

Predators

Falco columbarius (Merlin)[12]
Falco peregrinus (Peregrine Falcon)[10]

Consumers

Range Map

External References

NatureServe Explorer

Citations

Attributes / relations provided by
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5Hamish Wilman, Jonathan Belmaker, Jennifer Simpson, Carolina de la Rosa, Marcelo M. Rivadeneira, and Walter Jetz. 2014. EltonTraits 1.0: Species-level foraging attributes of the world's birds and mammals. Ecology 95:2027
6Nathan P. Myhrvold, Elita Baldridge, Benjamin Chan, Dhileep Sivam, Daniel L. Freeman, and S. K. Morgan Ernest. 2015. An amniote life-history database to perform comparative analyses with birds, mammals, and reptiles. Ecology 96:3109
7Jetz W, Sekercioglu CH, Böhning-Gaese K (2008) The Worldwide Variation in Avian Clutch Size across Species and Space PLoS Biol 6(12): e303. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.0060303
8Terje Lislevand, Jordi Figuerola, and Tamás Székely. 2007. Avian body sizes in relation to fecundity, mating system, display behavior, and resource sharing. Ecology 88:1605
9Riede, Klaus (2004) Global Register of Migratory Species - from Global to Regional Scales. Final Report of the R&D-Projekt 808 05 081. 330 pages + CD-ROM
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11Food Web Relationships of Northern Puget Sound and the Strait of Juan de Fuca : a Synthesis of the Available Knowledge, Charles A. Simenstad, Bruce S. Miller, Carl F. Nyblade, Kathleen Thornburgh, and Lewis J. Bledsoe, EPA-600 7-29-259 September 1979
12Raptor Predation on Wintering Shorebirds, G. Page and D. F. Whitacre, The Condor, Vol. 77, No. 1 (Spring, 1975), pp. 73-83
13Species Interactions of Australia Database, Atlas of Living Australia, Version ala-csv-2012-11-19
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Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License
Species taxanomy provided by GBIF Secretariat (2019). GBIF Backbone Taxonomy. Checklist dataset https://doi.org/10.15468/39omei accessed via GBIF.org on 2020-03-21; License: CC BY 4.0