Upland Sandpiper

The adult is 28–32 cm long with a 50–55 cm wingspan. It has long yellow legs and a long neck and tail. The head and neck are light with brown streaks. The back and upper wings are a darker mottled brown and the belly is white.

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The Upland Sandpiper is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

The main Upland Sandpiper range is in tall-grass and mixed-grass prairie. It is rare or absent in shrub-steppe terri-tory, which is instead the range of the Long-billed Curlew, and in short-grass prairie in southern Wyoming and southeastern Colorado, frequented by the Mountain Plover (Price et al. 1995)—although the Upland Sandpiper does thinly occupy some short-grass prairie in southern Alberta, Montana, and eastern Wyoming. Alexander Wilson named this species Tringa bartramia in 1813, unaware that Bechstein had named it T. More

The Upland Sandpiper, Bartramia longicauda, is a large shorebird, closely related to the curlews (Thomas, 2004). Older names are the Upland Plover and Bartram's Sandpiper. It is the only member of the genus Bartramia. The genus name and the old common name Bartram's Sandpiper commemorate the American naturalist William Bartram. The name "Bartram's Sandpiper" was made popular by Alexander Wilson, who was taught ornithology and natural history illustration by Bartram. More

* Upland Sandpiper, Standing on Pebbles Global Rank: G5 State Rank: S4B Agency Status USFWS: none USFS: none BLM: none FWP Conservation Tier: 2 PIF: none Listen to an Audio Sample Copyright by Borror Laboratory of Bioacoustics, Department of Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology, Ohio State University, More

The Upland Sandpiper has a large range, estimated globally at 3,300,000 square kilometers. Native to the Americas and nearby island nations and vagrant to Antarctica, Australia, Europe, and Asia, this bird prefers subtropical, temperate, or tropical grassland ecosystems as well as pastureland. The global population of this bird is estimated at 350,000 individuals and does not show signs of decline that would necessitate inclusion on the IUCN Red List. More

Upland Sandpiper: Feeds on insects, centipedes, millipedes, spiders, earthworms, and snails; occasionally eats waste grains and other seeds. Vocalization Upland Sandpiper: Call is a crisp, rolling "pulip pulip", audible for long distances. Call is a very distinct wolf whistle. Similar Species Upland Sandpiper: Buff-breasted Sandpiper is much smaller, has black bill, short yellow legs, plain buff face and underparts, shorter tail, and silver wing linings. . More

* The Upland Sandpiper begins southward migration unusually early, beginning in mid-July. It spends up to eight months of the year in its winter home in South America, during the austral summer. * In several northeastern states, the majority of nesting Upland Sandpipers live on the grounds of airports. More

Upland Sandpipers forage in fields, picking up food by sight. They are frequently sighted on fence posts and even telephone poles. The Upland Sandpiper's diet includes grasshoppers, crickets, weevils, beetles, moths, ants, flies, bugs, centipedes, millipedes, spiders, snails and earthworms. It also eats some grains and seeds. Breeding Upland Sandpipers can sometimes be found in small, loose nesting colonies. More

Upland SandpiperThe Upland Sandpiper, Bartramia longicauda, is a large shorebird, closely related to the curlews (Thomas, 2004). Older names are the Upland Plover and Bartram's Sandpiper. It is the only member of the genus Bartramia. The adult is 28-32 cm long with a 50-55 cm wingspan. It has long yellow legs and a long neck and tail. The head and neck are light with brown streaks. The back and upper wings are a darker mottled brown and the belly is white. More

Aspects of the topic upland sandpiper are discussed in the following places at Britannica. Assorted References * description (in sandpiper (bird)) ...which breeds in Arctic North America and winters in southern South America, is rust-coloured in breeding season but gray otherwise. More

Upland Sandpiper (Bartramia longicuada) is a long distance migrant, breeding on a variety of grassland habitats in North America from Atlantic Canada to Alaska. In the fall, these sandpipers make over-water flights of more than 8,000 kilometers before landing in South America. It appears that most Upland Sandpipers winter in Argentina, where they occupy ranch land and agricultural fields. Little is known about their winter ecology. More

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Upland Sandpiper Habitat Model go to: USFWS Gulf of Maine Watershed Habitat Analysis go to: Species Table Feedback: We welcome your suggestions on improving this model! Draft Date: March, 2001 Species: Upland sandpiper, Bartramia longicauda Use of Study Area Resources: Reproduction, migration. Upland sandpipers breed from Alaska through southern Canada and the North American mid-west, to New England. More

Upland sandpiper on the lookout! All photos by Bob Gress Common Name: Upland Sandpiper Scientific Name: Bartramia longicauda Winters in: The pampas (prairie) of Argentina The Upland Sandpiper is the "shorebird of the prairie". While most of its relatives are never found far from water, this species has made itself at home on the grasslands. More

little upland sandpiper habitat and efforts are now taking place to get a better handle on population size *02,05,11*. Little is known about other limiting factors. Nest predation may occur by crows, skunks, mink, fox or be destroyed by cattle or field tillage operations *09,15,16*. Population parameters: Population trends presumably continues downward from graber and graber (1963) as suitable nesting habitat declines *02,06*. More

Upland sandpipers (or "uppies" to birders) provide an added dimension to grasslands. Their musical call, stirring courtship flights, and habit of perching on fenceposts enliven the rural landscape. Upland sandpipers are among the rarest and most appealing of grassland birds in the Northeast. They are large shorebirds (12 inches high, 26-inch wingspan) identified by a small head, long neck, long tail, black rump, overall buffy plumage with intricate brown markings, and yellow legs. More

Upland sandpipers winter in South America. They prefer to "roost" or perch on old stumps, fence posts or utility poles, creating a distinct profile which aids in field identification. Upland sandpipers have large, dull brown bodies and long legs, which are featherless above the heel. They are nearly 12.5 inches in height, with a long tail and small, pigeon like head and short bill balanced on a thin, stalk like neck. More

Upland SandpiperThe upland sandpiper is 11-12 inches in length. It has long, yellow legs; long wings; large eyes; a sharp, pointed, black-tipped yellow bill; a small head and a long neck. It is speckled brown on top and white with brown spots and bars on its chest and belly. The upland sandpiper is also called the grass plover and the upland plover. More

The upland sandpiper eats a wide variety of invertebrates including grasshoppers, crickets, weevils, beetles, moths, ants, flies, centipedes, millipedes, spiders, snails, and earthworms. It also eats some grains and seeds. Life Cycle Upland SandpiperThe upland sandpiper reaches its breeding grounds in late April or early May. During courtship, the male circles over the breeding ground and calls out with a whistling song. More

upland sandpiper in the lower North Platte River Valley during 6 May to 9 August. Brooking (1942) mentioned that in the early 1900's, upland sandpiper was a very common nesting species in south-central Nebraska, but by 1942, the only recent breeding record was from near Fort Kearny where the species nested in 1941. Breeding Range: A common nesting species in the Sandhills, and locally in the Platte River Valley. Fairly common locally on the Dissected Plain and Western Plain. More

Breeding distribution of the Upland Sandpiper in the United States and southern Canada, based on Breeding Bird Survey data, 1985-1991. Scale represents average number of individuals detected per route per year. Map from Price, J., S. Droege, and A. Price. 1995. The summer atlas of North American birds. Academic Press, London, England. 364 pages. - Key to management is providing grasslands of various heights with few shrubs. More

never found on mudflats with its cousins, the Upland Sandpiper is a bird of grasslands and prairies. It is most often seen as it perches on fence posts or stumps. Upland Sandpiper males can also often be seen (and heard) during their courtship flights, in which they circle high overhead, singing a loud, carrying song. Adults perform loud distraction displays upon too close of an approach to an active nest. Habitat: Prefers native grasslands and prairies. More

Upland Sandpiper, photographed by Even though we still have much to learn about the details of the birdlife of San Diego County, we have an almost complete knowledge of the basic list of species occurring here. The only species of birds still being added to the county's inventory are pioneers expanding their ranges and vagrants wandering away from their normal migratory routes. Birdwatchers have been searching assiduously for vagrants in San Diego County for nearly 40 years, so new additions come more and more slowly. More

North American RangeThe Upland Sandpiper is a black, brown, and white mottled bird with a long neck and tail and yellow legs. It has a round head with large, black eyes, and a relatively short bill for a sandpiper. In flight, it shows a pale inner wing, dark outer wing, and white outer primary shaft. back to top Habitat - Native grassland is the Upland Sandpiper's preferred habitat. More

upland sandpiperupland sandpiper - large plover-like sandpiper of North American fields and uplandsBartramia longicauda, Bartramian sandpiper, upland ploversandpiper - any of numerous usually small wading birds having a slender bill and piping call; closely related to the ploversBartramia, genus Bartramia - a genus of Scolopacidae How to thank TFD for its existence? Tell a friend about us, add a link to this page, add the site to iGoogle, or visit webmaster's page for free fun content. More

Upland sandpiper - Dictionary Definition and Overview = Upland sandpiper : (noun) 1: large plover-like sandpiper of North American fields and uplands Based on WordNet 2.0 - Upland \Up"land\, a. 1. Of or pertaining to uplands; being on upland; high in situation; as, upland inhabitants; upland pasturage. Sometimes, with secure delight The upland hamlets will invite. -Milton. 2. More

18 novembre 2007 — First accepted Upland Sandpiper in Hungary. Location: Hortobagyi National Park, Nagyivan. More

Order : Charadriiformes
Family : Scolopacidae
Genus : Bartramia
Species : longicauda
Authority : (Bechstein, 1812)