PECTORAL SANDPIPER

(Calidris melanotos)

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Roberts VI / VII 279 / 258
Clements 2000 62.0740
Howard & Moore 2
(CBOS 5)
57-75

 

Rare Vagrant
A medium bird (17-22 cm), breeding in northern America and north eastern Palaearctic tundra. It migrates to southern America and south Pacific Islands. A vagrant to southern Africa, it inhabits flooded grasslands, marshy pans and vleis, living off aquatic invertebrates.

 

List of Stamps showing Pectoral Sandpiper

 Country

SG

Michel

Year

Value

Marshall Islands 0038  0032 1985 22c