Least Sandpiper Calidris minutilla
Aves > Charadriiformes > Scolopacidae
Names in different Languages
|Spanish||Correlimos enano, Menudilla, Becacina, Tinguís, Patudo, Chichicuilote|
The smallest shorebird, breeding in Canada, building the nest on the ground near water. This bird eats mostly insects, crustaceans and snails. Offsprings feed themselves and are able to fly within 2 weeks.
How to Identify
This species has greenish legs and a short dark bill. Upper parts are brown with a fine light line above the eyes and the belly is white.
Where When to Spot
I observed this species along the shore in Tadoussac and Newfoundland.