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Upland Sandpiper

Bartramia longicauda ORDER: CHARADRIIFORMES FAMILY: SCOLOPACIDAE

IUCN Conservation Status: Least Concern

A shorebird of grasslands, not shores, the Upland Sandpiper inhabits native prairie and other open grassy areas in North America. Once abundant in the Great Plains, it has undergone steady population declines since the mid-19th century, because of hunting and loss of habitat.

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Appearance

Shorebirds
Shorebirds
Typical Voice

Adult Description

  • Medium-sized sandpiper.
  • Small head.
  • Long neck.
  • Straight bill.
  • Long legs.
  • Large eyes.

Immature Description

Juvenile similar to adult, but with pale edges to back feathers.

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Field MarksHelp

  • Adult breeding

    Upland Sandpiper

    Adult breeding
    • © 2004 Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Montana, June 2000

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