Calidris


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Calidris

 

a genus of birds of the family Charadriidae of the suborder Charadriiformes. The body is 12-23 cm long and has long, sharp wings. The bill is straight or slightly decurved. The coloration is dark with mottled markings above and white below. Sometimes the underparts are reddish yellow or black. There are 17 species, distributed mainly in the tundras of Europe, Asia, and North America. Fifteen species are found in the USSR. Most species migrate south for the winter, some traveling as far as the southern tip of Australia, Africa, or South America. The birds build nests on the ground. A clutch contains four eggs, which are incubated by both the male and the female. The birds feed mainly on small invertebrates, which they dig from the top layers of the soil or gather from the ground.

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Stomach contents of Calidris minutilla collected 19 January 2002 (percent by mass [mg]).
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Wintering western sandpipers Calidris mauri at Estero de Punta Banda, Baja California, Mexico.
The SafeGuard solution created by Calidris, an airline reservation revenue integrity systems company, matches names in bookings with names on government watchlists, and can send alerts to the appropriate officials via e-mail or other communication channels.
2%) compared with other morphological measurements, this value is still low, but similar in size dimorphism and discriminant power to other studies of Calidris species (Baker et al.
Calidris installed the SafeGuard system at Finnair offices in Helsinki, Finland.
At times, mainly on the low mudflat plot, small sandpipers were lumped as Calidris spp.
2 days (SD) Calidris alpina (d) >49 days Calidris mauri (d) >49 days Cardinalis cardinalis (e) 5 [+ or -] 0.