Spotted Sandpiper (species: Actitis macularius) in taxonomy (Gaia Guide)
Actitis macularius
Spotted Sandpiper

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Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Charadriiformes
Family Scolopacidae
Genus Actitis
Species Actitis macularius



Distinguishing features

Adults have short yellowish legs and an orange bill with a dark tip. The body is brown on top and white underneath with black spots. Non-breeding birds do not have the spotted underparts. (Wikipedia)


  • From 18 cm to 20 cm (Length of specimen) - applies to Adults


  • From 37 cm to 40 cm


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