Broad-billed Sandpiper Calidris falcinellus   [Pontoppidan, 1763]

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Order: Charadriiformes Family: Scolopacidae
BTO Codes: OA, BRBSA EURING No: 5140
Number in Britain: 4 records/year
Conservation Status:
UK: Not Assessed
European: 3 Concern, most not in Europe; Declining
Global: (Details)
Status in UK: (A)  Accidental
Subspecies: falcinellus recorded in Britain (of 2 subsp. in the world)
Length: 16 cm Wingspan: 38 cm Weight: M/F: 40 g    
Scientific name from: L.: limus=mud + -colere=to inhabit and L.: falcis=sickle
World Distribution: BREEDS: n Scandinavia, Siberia, WINTERS: s Asia to Australia
Habitat: Tundra, on migration mudflats, marshes
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Records and Distribution

First Record: Norfolk, 1836 (Palmer. P 2000. First for Britain & Ireland, Arlequin Press. [502.74 PAL])
Total Number of Records (1950-2007): 199 Summary of Records by Year
Most Likely to Occur in: May to September
Most Recent County Records:
   Scotland: Argyll (2005), Angus & Dundee (1974), Clyde (2000), Dumfries & Galloway (1983), Fife (1946), Upper Forth (1967), Highland (1996), Lothian (2006), Moray & Nairn (1990), Northeast (2004), Outer Hebrides (2002), Orkney (1999), Shetland (1999),
   North-east England: Cleveland (2007), Durham (1973), Northumberland (1999), East Yorkshire (2006), North Yorkshire (2002), South Yorkshire (2000), West Yorkshire (1996),
   North-west England: Cheshire (1999), Cumbria (2006), Lancashire (2006),
   English Midlands: Derbyshire (2004), Northamptonshire (1984), Nottinghamshire (1961), Staffordshire (2004), Warwickshire (1985),
   Eastern England: Cambridgeshire (2006), Essex (1989), Hertfordshire (1946), Lincolnshire (2000), Norfolk (2007), Suffolk (1998),
   South-east England: Berkshire (1956), Hampshire (2006), Kent (2005), East Sussex (1988), West Sussex (1993),
   South-west England: Cornwall (1980), Devon (2006), Dorset (1986), Gloucestershire (1991), Somerset (1973), Wiltshire (1977),
   Wales: Anglesey (1984), Caernarfonshire (1999), Flintshire (1961), Gwent (1988),

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Other Names

Previously Limicola falcinellus
Gaelic: Welsh: Pibydd Llydanbig
Danish: Kærløber Dutch: Breedbekstrandloper
Finnish: Jänkäsirriäinen French: Bécasseau falcinelle
German: Sumpfläufer Hungarian: Sárjáró
Icelandic: Efjutíta Irish: Gobadán Gobleathan
Italian: Gambecchio frullino Norwegian: Fjellmyrløper
Polish: Biegus plaskodzioby Portuguese: Pilrito-falcinelo
Spanish: Correlimos falcinelo Swedish: Myrsnäppa

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