Pectoral Sandpiper

Calidris melanotos
Conservation Status: Least Concern

The Pectoral Sandpiper is a medium sized shorebird with a distinctive boundary between its pure white underbelly and richly streaked throat and breast. It is a migratory species with one of the longest journeys on the planet between its breeding grounds in the Arctic and wintering grounds in southern South America. On average, each year a Pectoral Sandpiper can travel more than 30,000km. They occasionally stop off in wetlands in T&T, most often on the southbound leg during August through October.

Wing Span: 37-45 cm
Length: 23 cm
Weight: 31-126 g
Pectoral Sandpiper, Sep 2019

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