Calidris acuminata (Horsfield, 1821)
Family: Charadriiformes > Scolopacidae
This sandpiper breeds in eastern Siberia and migrates to Australia; adults do so directly but many juveniles take a detour via Alaska, which may explain why, unusually, most British records of this very rare visitor are of adults.
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Status and Trends
Population size and trends and patterns of distribution based on BTO surveys and atlases with data collected by BTO volunteers.
Information about movement and migration based on online bird portals (e.g. BirdTrack), Ringing schemes and tracking studies.
Lifecycle and body size information about Sharp-tailed Sandpiper, including statistics on nesting, eggs and lifespan based on BTO ringing and nest recording data.
Sample sizes are too small to report Productivity and Nesting statistics for this species.
|Field Codes||2-letter: VV | 5-letter code: SHTSA | Euring: 5080|
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