Calidris melanotos

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Related to Calidris melanotos: pectoral sandpiper, Calidrid
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Noun1.Calidris melanotos - American sandpiper that inflates its chest when courtingCalidris melanotos - American sandpiper that inflates its chest when courting
sandpiper - any of numerous usually small wading birds having a slender bill and piping call; closely related to the plovers
Calidris, genus Calidris - a genus of Scolopacidae
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The unique development of an inflatable sac that amplifies the low-pitched hooting vocalizations of male Pectoral Sandpipers (Calidris melanotos) during flights over their Arctic breeding territories is illustrated (p.
Researchers led by Bart Kempenaers from the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology in Seewiesen found that during the three-week mating period male pectoral sandpipers (Calidris melanotos) are active for up to 95 percent of the time.
The most frequently observed species (>26,500 use-days) were Lesser Yellowlegs (Tringa flavipes), Pectoral Sandpipers (Calidris melanotos), Killdeer (Charadrius vociferous), and 'peeps'(Calidris spp.); together, these species comprised more than 80% of the total shorebirds surveyed.
Key words: Calidris melanotos; dynamic programming; landscape; migration strategy; model; Pectoral Sandpiper; shorebird; stopovers.
The following alternative prey species were regular noncolonial nesters or summer residents within a 10-km inland radius of Pearce Point: Tundra Swan (Cygnus columbianus), Canada Goose (Branta canadensis), Common Eider (Somateria mollissima), Semipalmated Plover (Charadrius semipalmatus), Golden Plover (Pluvialis dominica), Baird's Sandpiper (Calidris bairdii), Pectoral Sandpiper (Calidris melanotos), Horned Lark (Eremophila alpestris), American Pipit (Anthus rubescens), Lapland Longspur (Calcarius lapponicus), and Snow Bunting (Plectrophenax nivalis).
Especies como Pluvialis squatarola y Calidris melanotos, fueron raramente observadas registrandose 3 y 23 individuos a lo largo del ano respectivamente.
These probabilities were most helpful in assigning population origin in Hudsonian Godwits, Semipalmated Plovers (Charadrius semipalmatus), Pectoral Sandpipers (Calidris melanotos), and Dunlin.