Species Details

@Misbah Mishu,Bangladesh;

Sanderling Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Calidris alba
Family : Scolopacidae
Order : Charadriiformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : Coast
Description : The Sanderling is a small whitish shorebird whose face, throat and breast turns rufous in the summer (adult bird length approximately 20 cm, weight 40 g, wing 12.5 cm, bill 2.5 cm, tarsus 2.4 cm, tail 5 cm). In the winter, it looks pale grey from above and pure white from below. In all seasons it has brown irises, short straight black bill, and short black legs and feet. It feeds on worms, molluscs and crustaceans.
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:Misbah Mishu,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.