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Marsh Sandpiper

(Tringa stagnatilis)
Alternate name(s): "Little Greenshank"
Size: 22-26 cm; wing span 55-60 cm
Weight: 43-120 g

Similar species

Description     Classification     Distribution     Sightings     Photos     Breeding     Nest     Eggs     Behaviour     Food     Call/s

Physical description

Click here for a physical description

Taxonomy, classification

See Marsh Sandpiper at Wikipedia .

Range, habitat, finding this species

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Sightings

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Photos

ADULT

BREEDING

Lateral view of a Marsh Sandpiper in near-breeding plumage (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Leanyer Sewage Treatment Plant, Darwin, NT, March 2013]

NON-BREEDING

Near-frontal view of a Marsh Sandpiper in non-breeding plumage
[Burren Junction, NSW, December 2013]

Near-frontal view of a Marsh Sandpiper foraging on the muddy edge of shallow water
[Burren Junction, NSW, December 2013]

Near-lateral view of a Marsh Sandpiper in non-breeding plumage
[Burren Junction, NSW, January 2016]

Lateral view of a Marsh Sandpiper in non-breeding plumage
[Burren Junction, NSW, January 2016]

Lateral view of a Marsh Sandpiper in non-breeding plumage
[Burren Junction, NSW, January 2016]

Near-dorsal view of a Marsh Sandpiper in non-breeding plumage
[Burren Junction, NSW, January 2016]

Near-dorsal view of a Marsh Sandpiper (photo courtesy of J. Greaves)
[Alfred Cove, Swan River, Perth, WA, November 2015]

Lateral view of a Marsh Sandpiper in flight
[Burren Junction, NSW, January 2016]

Dorsal view of a Marsh Sandpiper in flight
[Burren Junction Bore Bath, NSW, December 2015]

Call(s)/Song

For this species we have recorded the following call(s)/song. The interpretation of their meaning is our own; comments and suggestions for improvement are welcome.

marspip_20160131.mp3 (NW NSW) Warning calls(?) © MD

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