Buff-breasted Sandpiper Calidris subruficollis   [Vieillot, 1819]

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Order: Charadriiformes Family: Scolopacidae
BTO Codes: BQ, BUBSA EURING No: 5160
Number in Britain: Fewer than 20 records
Conservation Status:
UK: Not Assessed
European: Not evaluated
Global: Near Threatened (Details)
Status in UK: (A)  Scarce Visitor
Subspecies: Monotypic
Length: 19 cm Wingspan: 45 cm Weight: M: 67 g   F: 56 g    
Scientific name from: from Tringa + -oides=resembling and L.: sub-=under + rufus=reddish + collus=neck
World Distribution: BREEDS: Alaska, n Canada, WINTERS: South America
Habitat: Tundra, on migration pasture & estuaries
Diet: Mostly invertebrates, some plant seeds
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Records and Distribution

First Record: Cambridgeshire, 1826 (Palmer. P 2000. First for Britain & Ireland, Arlequin Press. [502.74 PAL])
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Other Names

Previously Tryngites subruficollis
Gaelic: Luatharan-odhar Welsh: Pibydd Bronllwyd
Danish: Prćrielřber Dutch: Blonde ruiter
Finnish: Alaskanvikla French: Bécasseau rousset
German: Grasläufer Hungarian: Cankópartfutó
Icelandic: Grastíta Irish: Gobadán Broinn-Donnbhuí
Italian: Piro piro fulvo Norwegian: Rustsnipe
Polish: Biegus plowy Portuguese: Pilrito-canela
Spanish: Correlimos canelo Swedish: Prärielöpare

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