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Category:Scolopacidae - BirdForum Opus

Family: Scolopacidae


Several members of this family are known to have a bill-tip organ


Scolopacidae is a family in the order Charadriiformes.

Family Scolopacidae viewedit

Genus Bartramia viewedit
B. longicauda Upland Sandpiper

Genus Numenius viewedit
N. tahitiensis Bristle-thighed Curlew
N. phaeopus Whimbrel
N. minutus Little Curlew
N. borealis Eskimo Curlew
N. americanus Long-billed Curlew
N. madagascariensis Far Eastern Curlew
N. tenuirostris Slender-billed Curlew
N. arquata Eurasian Curlew

Genus Limosa viewedit
L. lapponica Bar-tailed Godwit
L. limosa Black-tailed Godwit
L. haemastica Hudsonian Godwit
L. fedoa Marbled Godwit

Genus Limnodromus viewedit
L. semipalmatus Asian Dowitcher
L. griseus Short-billed Dowitcher
L. scolopaceus Long-billed Dowitcher

Genus Lymnocryptes viewedit
L. minimus Jack Snipe

Genus Scolopax viewedit
S. rusticola Eurasian Woodcock
S. mira Amami Woodcock
S. bukidnonensis Bukidnon Woodcock
S. saturata Javan Woodcock
S. rosenbergii New Guinea Woodcock
S. celebensis Sulawesi Woodcock
S. rochussenii Moluccan Woodcock
S. minor American Woodcock

Genus Coenocorypha viewedit
Skull t.png C. barrierensis
North Island Snipe Skull t.png
Skull t.png C. iredalei
South Island Snipe Skull t.png
Skull t.png C. chathamica
Forbes's Snipe Skull t.png
C. pusilla Chatham Snipe
C. huegeli Snares Snipe
C. aucklandica Subantarctic Snipe

Genus Gallinago viewedit
G. imperialis Imperial Snipe
G. jamesoni Jameson's Snipe
G. stricklandii Fuegian Snipe
G. solitaria Solitary Snipe
G. hardwickii Latham's Snipe
G. nemoricola Wood Snipe
G. media Great Snipe
G. gallinago Common Snipe
G. delicata Wilson's Snipe
G. paraguaiae Pantanal Snipe
G. magellanica Magellanic Snipe
G. andina Puna Snipe
G. nobilis Noble Snipe
G. stenura Pin-tailed Snipe
G. megala Swinhoe's Snipe
G. nigripennis African Snipe
G. macrodactyla Madagascar Snipe
G. undulata Giant Snipe

Genus Phalaropus viewedit
P. tricolor Wilson's Phalarope
P. lobatus Red-necked Phalarope
P. fulicarius Red Phalarope

Genus Xenus viewedit
X. cinereus Terek Sandpiper

Genus Actitis viewedit
A. hypoleucos Common Sandpiper
A. macularius Spotted Sandpiper

Genus Tringa viewedit
T. ochropus Green Sandpiper
T. solitaria Solitary Sandpiper
T. brevipes Grey-tailed Tattler
T. incana Wandering Tattler
T. erythropus Spotted Redshank
T. melanoleuca Greater Yellowlegs
T. nebularia Common Greenshank
T. guttifer Nordmann's Greenshank
T. semipalmata Willet
T. flavipes Lesser Yellowlegs
T. stagnatilis Marsh Sandpiper
T. glareola Wood Sandpiper
T. totanus Common Redshank

Genus Prosobonia viewedit
Skull t.png P. cancellata
Kiritimati Sandpiper Skull t.png
Skull t.png P. leucoptera
Tahiti Sandpiper Skull t.png
Skull t.png P. ellisi
Moorea Sandpiper Skull t.png
P. parvirostris Tuamotu Sandpiper

Genus Arenaria viewedit
A. interpres Ruddy Turnstone
A. melanocephala Black Turnstone

Genus Calidris viewedit
C. tenuirostris Great Knot
C. canutus Red Knot
C. virgata Surfbird
C. pugnax Ruff
C. falcinellus Broad-billed Sandpiper
C. acuminata Sharp-tailed Sandpiper
C. himantopus Stilt Sandpiper
C. ferruginea Curlew Sandpiper
C. temminckii Temminck's Stint
C. subminuta Long-toed Stint
C. pygmea Spoon-billed Sandpiper
C. ruficollis Red-necked Stint
C. alba Sanderling
C. alpina Dunlin
C. ptilocnemis Rock Sandpiper
C. maritima Purple Sandpiper
C. bairdii Baird's Sandpiper
C. minuta Little Stint
C. minutilla Least Sandpiper
C. fuscicollis White-rumped Sandpiper
C. subruficollis Buff-breasted Sandpiper
C. melanotos Pectoral Sandpiper
C. pusilla Semipalmated Sandpiper
C. mauri Western Sandpiper


  1. Cunningham et al. (2010). Bill morphology or Ibises suggests a remote-tactile sensory system for prey detection. The Auk 127:308-316.