Actitis macularius Linnaeus, 1766

Castro-Vargas, Fernando, Cruz-Mendivelso, Yerson, Ortega-Chamorro, Darwin & Palacino-Rodríguez, Fredy, 2020, Birds from northeastern Bogotá Savannah, Cundinamarca, Colombia, Check List 16 (5), pp. 1375-1391 : 1387

publication ID

https://doi.org/ 10.15560/16.5.1375

DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5474795

persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/A65E6110-FFE8-FFE9-FF3C-F821C5C9F9E6

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Marcus

scientific name

Actitis macularius Linnaeus, 1766
status

 

Actitis macularius Linnaeus, 1766  

Figure 9E

New records. Individuals with breeding or reproductive plumage, as well as individuals with winter plumage, have been seen. We recorded this species systematically in all samples during most of the year from August to May.

Identification. It is the smallest species of sandpipers in the Bogotá Savannah. Dorsal region of brown colour, with the coverts barred. Eye list and chest sides are brown, whitish eyebrows. White ventral region (non-reproductive) and mottled (reproductive). Legs are yellow.

Remarks. We did not record any reproductive events. This species is a boreal migratory bird.

Distribution. From Canada to Chile and northern Argentina.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Aves

Order

Charadriiformes

Family

Scolopacidae

Genus

Actitis