Scolopacidae – Sandpipers, Snipes

Common Sandpiper (Actitis hypoleucos) by W Kwong

Common Sandpiper (Actitis hypoleucos) by W Kwong

And God gave Solomon wisdom and understanding exceeding much, and largeness of heart, even as the sand that is on the sea shore. (1 Kings 4:29 KJV)


CLASS – AVES, Order – CHARADRIIFORMES, Family – Scolopacidae – Sandpipers, Snipes


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Species (96)

Eurasian Woodcock (Scolopax rusticola) IBC
Amami Woodcock (Scolopax mira) IBC
Javan Woodcock (Scolopax saturata) IBC
New Guinea Woodcock (Scolopax rosenbergii) IBC
Bukidnon Woodcock (Scolopax bukidnonensis) IBC
Sulawesi Woodcock (Scolopax celebensis) Drawing Kutilang
Moluccan Woodcock (Scolopax rochussenii) EOL
American Woodcock (Scolopax minor) ©USFWS
Chatham Snipe (Coenocorypha pusilla) WorldBirds
North Island Snipe (Coenocorypha barrierensis †) ExtinctBirdsofNZ
South Island Snipe (Coenocorypha iredalei †) ExtinctBirdsofNZ
Snares Snipe (Coenocorypha huegeli) BirdsofNZ
Subantarctic Snipe (Coenocorypha aucklandica) WorldBirds
Jack Snipe (Lymnocryptes minimus) Oiseaux
Solitary Snipe (Gallinago solitaria) IBC
Latham’s Snipe (Gallinago hardwickii) Oiseaux
Wood Snipe (Gallinago nemoricola) IBC
Pin-tailed Snipe (Gallinago stenura) Oiseaux
Swinhoe’s Snipe (Gallinago megala) by Ian
African Snipe (Gallinago nigripennis) Oiseaux
Madagascan Snipe (Gallinago macrodactyla) IBC
Great Snipe (Gallinago media) Oiseaux
Common Snipe (Gallinago gallinago) by Nikhil Devasar
Wilson’s Snipe (Gallinago delicata) by Lee – Photo by Dan – at Circle B
South American Snipe (Gallinago paraguaiae) Oiseaux
____ (Gallinago paraguaiae magellanica) by Daves BirdingPix
Puna Snipe (Gallinago andina) Oiseaux
Noble Snipe (Gallinago nobilis) IBC
Giant Snipe (Gallinago undulata) Oiseaux
Fuegian Snipe (Gallinago stricklandii) ARKive
Jameson’s Snipe (Gallinago jamesoni) IBC
Imperial Snipe (Gallinago imperialis) ©Drawing WikiC
Short-billed Dowitcher (Limnodromus griseus) by Ray
Long-billed Dowitcher (Limnodromus scolopaceus) by Daves BirdingPix
Asian Dowitcher (Limnodromus semipalmatus) by Ian
Black-tailed Godwit (Limosa limosa) by Ian
Hudsonian Godwit (Limosa haemastica) by Daves BirdingPix
Bar-tailed Godwit (Limosa lapponica)
Marbled Godwit (Limosa fedoa) by Daves BirdingPix
Little Curlew (Numenius minutus) by Ian
Eskimo Curlew (Numenius borealis) ©USFWS
Whimbrel (Numenius phaeopus) by S Slayton
Bristle-thighed Curlew (Numenius tahitiensis) ©USFWS
Slender-billed Curlew (Numenius tenuirostris) IBC
Eurasian Curlew (Numenius arquata) by Nikhil Devasar
Far Eastern Curlew (Numenius madagascariensis) Oiseaux
Long-billed Curlew (Numenius americanus) by Daves BirdingPix
Upland Sandpiper (Bartramia longicauda) by Ray
Spotted Redshank (Tringa erythropus) by Nikhil Devasar
Common Redshank (Tringa totanus) by Nikhil Devasar
Marsh Sandpiper (Tringa stagnatilis) by W Kwong
Common Greenshank (Tringa nebularia) by Nikhil Devasar
Nordmann’s Greenshank (Tringa guttifer) ©WikiC
Greater Yellowlegs (Tringa melanoleuca) by Quy Tran
Lesser Yellowlegs (Tringa flavipes) by Robert Scanlon
Green Sandpiper (Tringa ochropus) by Nikhil Devasar
Solitary Sandpiper (Tringa solitaria) by Dario Sanches
Wood Sandpiper (Tringa glareola) by Nikhil Devasar
Grey-tailed Tattler (Tringa brevipes) by Ian
Wandering Tattler (Tringa incana) by Daves BirdingPix
Willet (Tringa semipalmata) by Quy Tran
Terek Sandpiper (Xenus cinereus) by Nikhil Devasar
Common Sandpiper (Actitis hypoleucos) by W Kwong
Spotted Sandpiper (Actitis macularius) Oiseaux
Tuamotu Sandpiper (Aechmorhynchus parvirostris) ©Drawing WikiC
Kiritimati Sandpiper (Aechmorhynchus cancellatus †) Drawing Extionion
Tahiti Sandpiper (Prosobonia leucoptera) † ©Drawing WikiC
Moorea Sandpiper (Prosobonia ellisi †) ©Drawing WikiC
Ruddy Turnstone (Arenaria interpres) by J Fenton
Black Turnstone (Arenaria melanocephala) by Daves BirdingPix
Great Knot (Calidris tenuirostris) by Nikhil Devasar
Red Knot (Calidris canutus) by J Fenton
Surfbird (Aphriza virgata) by Daves BirdingPix
Ruff (Calidris pugnax) by Nikhil Devasar
Broad-billed Sandpiper (Calidris falcinellus) Oiseaux
Spoon-billed Sandpiper (Calidris pygmeus) & Beak Drawing ©WikiC
Stilt Sandpiper (Calidris himantopus) by S Slayton
Sanderling (Calidris alba) Oiseaux
Semipalmated Sandpiper (Calidris pusilla) by J Fenton
Western Sandpiper (Calidris mauri) by Quy Tran
Red-necked Stint (Calidris ruficollis) by Ian
Little Stint (Calidris minuta) by Nikhil Devasar
Temminck’s Stint (Calidris temminckii) by Nikhil Devasar
Long-toed Stint (Calidris subminuta) ©WikiC
Least Sandpiper (Calidris minutilla) by J Fenton
White-rumped Sandpiper (Calidris fuscicollis) by Daves BirdingPix
Baird’s Sandpiper (Calidris bairdii) by Daves BirdingPix
Pectoral Sandpiper (Calidris melanotos) by J Fenton
Long-toed Stint (Calidris subminuta) Oiseaux
Curlew Sandpiper (Calidris ferruginea) by Nikhil Devasar
Purple Sandpiper (Calidris maritima) by J Fenton
Rock Sandpiper (Calidris ptilocnemis) by Ian
Dunlin (Calidris alpina) by J Fenton
Buff-breasted Sandpiper (Tryngites subruficollis) by Robert Scanlon
Wilson’s Phalarope (Phalaropus tricolor) by J Fenton
Red-necked Phalarope (Phalaropus lobatus) by Ian
Red Phalarope (Phalaropus fulicarius) ©WikiC
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Photographers or Videographers used on this page from our sidebar, Photography, are:
Dan’s Pix (Dan)
Dave’s BirdingPix
Ian Montgomery’s Birdway
Jim Fenton
Nikhil Devasar’s Gallery
Nikhil Devasar’s Gallery-II
Quy Tran Galleries
Ray’s Wildlife Photography
Robert Scanlon’s Gallery
SSlayton – Fotobirder at Smugmug
William Kwong’s Galleries


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Sandpipers are a large family, Scolopacidae, of waders or shorebirds. They include many species called sandpipers, as well as those called by names such as curlew and snipe. The majority of these species eat small invertebrates picked out of the mud or soil. Different lengths of bills enable different species to feed in the same habitat, particularly on the coast, without direct competition for food. A high incidence of egg predators stealing from sandpiper nests built on flat beaches makes at least one species a good example of polyandry.

Sandpipers have long bodies and legs, and narrow wings. Most species have a narrow bill, but otherwise the form and length are quite variable. They are small to medium sized birds, (Wikipedia with editing)

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