- Calidris acuminata
17-22 cm (6¾-8¾ in)
- Rich brown upperparts with darker feather centres
- White underparts
- Streaked buff upper breast
- Dark chevrons on breast sides, flanks and undertail coverts
- White supercilium
- Chestnut crown
- White eyering
Grey upperparts in winter
- Orange-buff breast
- Narrow streaky band on neck
- Rufous cap
Breeds on tundra. Feeds on grassy edges of shallow inland freshwater wetlands. They are also found around sewage farms, flooded fields, mudflats, mangroves, rocky shores and beaches.
They nest on the ground.
Their varied diet consists of aquatic insects and their larvae, as well as worms, molluscs, crustaceans, snails and seeds.
- Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2018. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2018. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
- Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved Sept 2017)
- Collins Bird Guide ISBN 0 00 219728
- BirdForum Opus contributors. (2021) Sharp-tailed Sandpiper. In: BirdForum, the forum for wild birds and birding. Retrieved 21 January 2021 from https://www.birdforum.net/wiki/Sharp-tailed_Sandpiper