Join for FREE
It only takes a minute!
Zeiss - Always on the lookout for something special – Shop now

Welcome to BirdForum.
BirdForum is the net's largest birding community, dedicated to wild birds and birding, and is absolutely FREE! You are most welcome to register for an account, which allows you to take part in lively discussions in the forum, post your pictures in the gallery and more.

Personal tools
Main Categories

Upland Sandpiper

From Opus

Photo © by kegressyCarden Alvar, Ontario, Canada, June 2006
Photo © by kegressy
Carden Alvar, Ontario, Canada, June 2006
Bartramia longicauda


[edit] Identification

Photo © by Brian HubbsValentine, Nebraska, 3 June 2017
Photo © by Brian Hubbs
Valentine, Nebraska, 3 June 2017

26–32 cm (10ΒΌ-12Β½ in)

  • Dark mottled brown back and upper wings
  • Light head and neck with brown streaks
  • White belly
  • Yellow legs
  • Long tail
  • Short straight bill with pale yellowish-brown lower mandible

[edit] Distribution

Breeds Alaska to southern U.S.; winters in South America.

[edit] Taxonomy

This is a monotypic species[1].

[edit] Habitat

Grassy prairies, open meadows, fields

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] Breeding

Photo © by Fritz73Gral. Villegas, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2004
Photo © by Fritz73
Gral. Villegas, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2004

Ground nesters they hide their nest in dense grass. The clutch of 4 eggs are looked after by both adults.

[edit] Diet

The diet consists of a variety of insects such as grasshoppers, crickets and weevils, larvae of beetles, centipedes, butterflies and moths; they will also eat some vegetation.

[edit] Vocalisation

Flight Call: Quip-ip-ip-ip

[edit] References

  1. 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
  2. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved May 2019)
  3. BF Member observations

[edit] External Links


Fatbirder's Top 1000 Birding Websites

Help support BirdForum

Page generated in 0.35750699 seconds with 8 queries
All times are GMT. The time now is 04:39.