Species Details

@Syed Abbas (Birdwing,Bangladesh);

Broad‑billed Sandpiper Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Calidris falcinellus
Family : Scolopacidae
Order : Charadriiformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : Coast
Description : The Broad-billed Sandpiper is a small, stocky shorebird with a relatively long bill with a downcurved tip and double supercilum (adult bird length approximately 17 cm, weight 35 g, wing 10.5 cm, bill 3.3 cm, tarsus 2.2 cm, tail 3.5 cm). In the winter, it looks dark greyish-brown from above and white from below. It has a prominent pale supercilium. It feeds mainly on insects and other small invertebrates.
Distribution in Bangladesh
description written by:Fatema-Tuz-Zohora,Department of Zoology, Jagannath University,Dhaka;information source: Encyclopedia of Flora and Fauna of Bangladesh, Vol-26, iucnredlist.org;Photo credit and copyright:Syed Abbas (Birdwing,Bangladesh);taxonomic checklist:P. M. Thompson and S. U. Chowdhury (2020). A checklist of birds of Bangladesh.Birds Bangladesh;bird song owner:Stanislas Wroza(www.xeno-canto.org/Stanislas Wroza), bird sound copyright reserved according to www.xeno-canto.org rules; more information, please contact us.