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Actitis hypoleucos


Actitis hypoleucos

Family Name: Scolopacidae
Taxonomic Group: Vertebrates (Bird)
Common Name: Common Sandpiper, Burung Kedidi Pasir


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Size 20 cm
Description Distinguished by habits of bobbing head up and down while walking, and flicking wings in flight. Upperparts dark grey-brown with narrow shaft-streaks crossed by black barring. Legs yellowish-brown.

Ecology, Habitat & Location

Habitats Mangroves, Mudflats
Distribution The East Asian-Australasian population breeds in Central Asia, Central & East Siberia to Kamchatka, Sakhalin and NE Asia; winters in East Asia, Southeast Asia and Australia. While birds breeds from Northwest Europe to Siberia winters in Africa, Middle East and South Asia. A very common winter visitor and passage migrant to Singapore and Sungei Buloh. It is one of the most common birds found in Sungei Buloh between Aug and Apr. First arrivals from the southward migration arrive as early as Jul.
Nature Reserves Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve
Nature Areas Kranji Nature Trail, Pulau Ubin




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Species record last updated on: 21 August 2019.