Spoon-billed Sandpiper
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Eurynorhynchus pygmeusIbis1869P012AA
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Charadriiformes
Family: Scolopacidae
Genus: Calidris[2]
Species: C. pygmeus
Binomial name
Calidris pygmeus

Eurynorhynchus pygmeus

Spoon-billed Sandpiper (Calidris pygmeus) @ Chukotka, Russian Far East

Spoon-billed Sandpiper (Calidris pygmeus) @ Chukotka, Russian Far East

Displaying Spoonbill.

The Spoon-billed Sandpiper (Calidris pygmeus cal-ID-ris pig-ME-us; genus name: from Greek: kalidris a speckled water bird; species name: a dwarf, in reference to its size[3]) is a small wader which breeds in northeastern Russia and winters in Southeast Asia.

Other names


A small sandpiper that's about 6"[3]-6¼"[4] (15-16 cm) long. Has a spoon-shaped bill (at tip) which may be difficult to see[3][4];

Similar species

Similar to the Red-necked Stint[5][4], but smaller and with all-white underparts[3]; be careful of other Calidris with mud on their bills[4].







  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Eurynorhynchus pygmeus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.1. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 16 July 2012. 
  2. ^ John H. Boyd III (November 10, 2011). "CHARADRIIFORMES". TiF Checklist. Retrieved 5-06-2020.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  3. ^ a b c d Terres, John K. (1980). The Audubon Society Encyclopedia of North American Birds. Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. ISBN 0394466519. 
  4. ^ a b c d Dunn, Jon L. and Alderfer, Jonathan (2011). National Geographic Guide to the Birds of North America. National Geographic Society. ISBN 1426200722. 
  5. ^ Bellrose, Frank C. and The Audubon Society (1983). The Audubon Society Master Guide to Birding. National Geographic Society. ISBN 1426200722. 

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