Bookmarkable URL:http://hdl.handle.net/10217/52272

Scientific Classification

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Aves
Order:Charadriiformes
Family:Scolopacidae
Genus:Tringa
Genus species:Tringa glareola

Animal Characteristics

Head-Body Length:18-21 cm
Identification:The wood sandpiper has a long straight bill, a long broad supercilium, dark brown upper parts with faint buffish speckles, and a lightly streaked fore neck and upper breast. The wings do not have a bar. The legs are a pale greenish yellow color.
Habitat:Freshwater ponds, streams, estuaries
Diet:Carnivore: insects, larvae, worms and mollusks
Reproduction:May and June are the nesting months for wood sandpipers. They build their nests in marsh grass.
The wood sandpiper is often found alone or in groups along shorelines where food is plentiful. Each bird has a territory along the shoreline and defends it from other wood sandpipers.
Behavior:This is a migratory species.
Status:No special status
Interesting Facts:When flushed, the wood sandpiper usually circles at some height repeatedly uttering its call, tu-tu-tu-tu.

Other Information

Geographic:Europe
Asia
Date:1958-1988 Subjects:Spotted wood sandpiper
short-legged wading bird
Wood sandpiper
Tringa
Sandpipers
Scolopacidae
Charadriiformes
Birds
Vertebrates
Chordata
Shore birds
Water birds
Primo Record:https://colostate-primo.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/primo-explore/fulldisplay?vid=01COLSU&docid=01COLSU_DSPACE10217/52272