Species Details

@Syed Abbas (Birdwing,Bangladesh);

Marsh Sandpiper Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Tringa stagnatilis
Family : Scolopacidae
Order : Charadriiformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : Haors
Description : The Marsh Sandpiper is an elegant wader with a short body, long legs and a very thin, long bill (adult bird length approximately 25 cm, weight 40 g, wing 13.5 cm, bill 4 cm, tarsus 5 cm, tail 5.5 cm). In the non-breeding season, it looks pale grey from above and white from below. It feeds on small molluscs, crustaceans, insects, worms and small fishes.
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;more information, please contact us.