- Calidris subruficollis
- Buff head, neck and underparts
- Scaly brown upperparts
- Black streaked crown
- Cream throat
- Finely spotted on breast sides
- Short, straight bill
- Greenish-yellow legs
Breeding: Tundra of eastern Siberia to Canada.
Non-breeding: Mainly South America, but known as a vagrant almost worldwide.
This is a monotypic species.
Formerly placed in the genus Tryngites.
Dry grassy areas, beaches, wetlands and muddy fields.
The female builds a nest on the ground, lined with grass.The 3-4 eggs are incubated by the female for 3 weeks. The chicks are precocial and leave the nest less than 12 hours after hatching and able to feed themselves.
The diet includes earthworms, aquatic insects and larvae, and seeds.
- Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2015. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2015, with updates to August 2015. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
- BirdForum Opus contributors. (2023) Buff-breasted Sandpiper. In: BirdForum, the forum for wild birds and birding. Retrieved 6 June 2023 from https://www.birdforum.net/opus/Buff-breasted_Sandpiper
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