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

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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

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

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

voice:
• fast series of usually 5-6 sharp calls
• rather thin, high pitched, whistling timbre
• steady rise in pitch
• very quick fall in pitch at the end
• first and last call audibly shorter -> Wood Sandpiper

comparison species:
Spotted Sandpiper
Green Sandpiper
Wood Sandpiper

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