Species Details

@MSH Sourav (TU Dresden, Germany);

Common Sandpiper Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Actitis hypoleucos
Family : Scolopacidae
Order : Charadriiformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : Rivers
Description : The Common Sandpiper is a small wader with short legs (adult bird length approximately 20 cm, weight 45 g, wing 11 cm, bill 2.4 cm, tarsus 2.3 cm, tail 5.3 cm). In the non-breeding season, it looks olive-brown from above and white from below. In the breeding season, it looks darker brown with broader dark shaft-stripes. It feeds on minute invertebrates, such as crabs, worms, insects, spiders and centipedes. The common sandpiper constructs its nest on the ground in close proximity to freshwater habitats. In times of danger, the young sandpipers have a remarkable survival strategy—they cling to their parent's body and are carried away to a safer location. The common sandpiper employs visual detection while foraging on the ground or in shallow water. It feeds on small food items such as insects, crustaceans, and various other invertebrates. Additionally, it possesses the ability to catch insects while they are in flight.
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:MSH Sourav (TU Dresden, Germany);taxonomic checklist:P. M. Thompson and S. U. Chowdhury (2020). A checklist of birds of Bangladesh.Birds Bangladesh;bird song owner:Juha Saari(www.xeno-canto.org/Juha Saari), bird sound copyright reserved according to www.xeno-canto.org rules; more information, please contact us.