Actitis macularius


Common Names: Spotted Sandpiper
Category: Birds
Sub-category: Sandpipers & Allies

Synonymous with Actitis macularia, the Spotted Sandpiper is a small shorebird. 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. The Actitis species have a distinctive stiff-winged flight low over the water.

Found near beaches and coastal areas. These birds forage on ground or water, picking up food by sight. Spotted Sandpipers nest on the ground.

Edible Notes: No available information on edibility.
Warnings: Not known to be dangerous.
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