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18-21 cm (7-8ΒΌ in)
 Similar Species
Green Sandpiper, which has a white rump.
Caribbean: Greater Antilles, Lesser Antilles, Windward Islands, Leeward Islands, Bahamas, Cuba, Turks and Caicos Islands, Cayman Islands, Hispaniola, Haiti, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, Anguilla, Antigua, Barbuda, Guadeloupe, Dominica, Martinique, Barbados, Trinidad, Tobago, Netherlands Antilles
There are 2 subspecies:
There seems to be a deep genetic divergence between eastern and western birds, which may in the future lead to a proposal for two full species.
Fresh water marshes and ponds.
As its name suggests they are normally seen singly during migration. Small numbers may gather in feeding areas.
The diet consists of small invertebrates, spiders, grasshoppers and occasionally frogs. Feeds at pond edges.
They often utilise an abandoned songbird's tree nest, laying 3-5 eggs.
A three-note whistle is uttered in flight.
Van Gils, J., Wiersma, P. & Kirwan, G.M. (2019). Solitary Sandpiper (Tringa solitaria). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from https://www.hbw.com/node/53909 on 17 August 2019).
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