Common Sandpiper
Actitis hypoleucos

– medium-sized wader, roughly size of Dunlin
– nocturnal migrant, local diurnal movements
– migrates singly or in small, loose flocks
– very vocal

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Common Sandpiper Actitis hypoleucos
BIF0587, 01/07/15, Rügen, Germany, Mathias Putze

BIF588_MPU_I1Q7318_150701_csandp-1-AD_d_ruegen
Common Sandpiper Actitis hypoleucos
BIF0588, 01/07/15, Rügen, Germany, Mathias Putze


Common Sandpiper Actitis hypoleucos
BIF0184, 28/05/2011, Buir Nuur, Mongolia, Mathias Putze

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Common Sandpiper Actitis hypoleucos
BIF0183, 28/05/2014, Öndörchaan, Mongolia, Mathias Putze

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Common Sandpiper Actitis hypoleucos
BIF0279, 18/08/09, Emden, Germany, Mathias Putze


Common Sandpiper Actitis hypoleucus
BIF0186, 17/08/2008, Rügen, Germany, Mathias Putze

voice:
– in flight fast series of usually 5-6 upslurs
– elements evenly rise in frequency and drop very quick at the end
– frequency and inflection variable
– first and last elements audibly shorter -> Wood Sandpiper
– rather thin, high pitched, whistling timbre

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Common Sandpiper Actitis hypoleucus, calls in flight
BIF0536, 08/08/13, Plouezoch, France, Michèle Peron


Common Sandpiper Actitis hypoleucus, calls in flight
BIF0185, 09/09/2014, Döllnitzsee, Germany, Patrick Franke

comparison species:
Spotted Sandpiper (v) (a)
Green Sandpiper (v) (a)
Wood Sandpiper (v) (a)
Terek Sandpiper (a)

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