Spoon-billed Sandpiper

The most distinctive feature of this species is its spatulate bill. The breeding adult bird is 14–16 cm in length, and has a red-brown head, neck and breast with dark brown streaks. It has blackish upperparts with buff and pale rufous fringing. Non-breeding adults lack the reddish colouration, but have pale brownish-grey upperparts with whitish fringing to the wing-coverts. The underparts are white and the legs are black.

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The Spoon-billed Sandpiper is classified as Critically Endangered (CR), facing an extremely high risk of extinction in the wild.

non-breeding Spoon-billed Sandpiper to the left - and when we say ‘win the painting’ we don’t mean win a copy, or a print, but win the original illustration itself, signed and Spoon-billed Sandpiper painting give-away! - By Charlie • April 9, 2010 • 2 comments Yes, we had our good reasons (honestly) but next Monday - after an unavoidable delay - we will begin our latest, greatest 10,000 Birds Conservation Club give-away: an original, signed David Sibley painting of a More

Browse: Home / Conservation / The Spoon-billed Sandpiper: Part One (of Six) The Spoon-billed Sandpiper: Part One (of Six) - By Charlie • October 21, 2009 • 9 comments spoon-billed sandpiper Non-breeding Spoon-billed Sandpiper, Yubu Island, South Korea, October 15 2008 Photograph copyright Espen Lie Dahl spoon-billed sandpiperA few weeks ago we trailed a series of posts planned to give current data on one of the world’s most charismatic, rapidly-declining, and threatened More

The Spoon-billed Sandpiper's breeding habitat is sea coasts and adjacent hinterland on the Chukchi Peninsula and southwards along the isthmus of the Kamchatka peninsula It migrates down the Pacific coast through Japan, North Korea, South Korea and China, to its main wintering grounds in South and South-East Asia, where it has been recorded from India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, the Philippines, Peninsular Malaysia and Singapore. More

Seeking the Spoon-billed Sandpiper in Myanmar = Categories: * Birds * Endangered Species * Nature * Policy * Travel * Wildlife By Graham Chisholm 03/19/2010 Kids releasing a Spoon-billed Sandpiper in Myanmar. More

* Spoon-billed Sandpiper 2010(Is there Still Time?) * Alpine Swift ..... * "PTIST"...... * Good Friday Not So Good Weather * ► March (20) * So Caspian It is Then.... More

were studying Spoon-billed Sandpipers at the traditional site at Pak Thale in the northern Gulf of Thailand. They saw multiple birds every day, with a maximum of six. Spoon-billed Sandpiper, Thailand. Photo: Jon Dunn. More

Images Spoon-billed sandpiper wading, in summer plumage An attractive little bird with a distinctive spoon-shaped bill, this sandpiper has winter plumage as pretty as its breeding colours. Non-breeding adults have pale brown-grey upperparts, with a white trim around each feather. The underparts are white ... More

Spoon-billed sandpiper wading, in summer plumage Spoon-billed sandpiper wading, in summer plumagePrint factsheet Facts - Also known as: spoonbill sandpiper Kingdom Animalia Phylum Chordata Class Aves Order Charadriiformes Family Scolopacidae Genus Eurynorhynchus (1) More

The Spoon-billed Sandpiper, Eurynorhynchus pygmeus, is a small wader. It belongs to the calidrid sandpipers, but its placement inside this group is not resolved. While it is usually assigned to the monotypic (one single species) genus Eurynorhynchus, its pecular morphological adaptations and equivocal DNA sequence data (Thomas et al., 2004) preclude determination of closest relatives and evolutionary history at present. The most peculiar feature of this species is its spatulate bill. The bird is 14–16 cm in length. More

Spoon-billed Sandpipers’ spoon-shaped bill is still something of a mystery, the exact use for which is still unknown. They breed during June–July in a small strip of coastal Arctic tundra in Chukotka, NE Russia. They then migrate thousands of kilometres to winter along coasts in South and South-East Asia. Spoon-billed Sandpipers are one of several species to depend on the rich tidal coasts of the Yellow Sea in east Asia, where they stop to refuel on their way to and from their breeding grounds. More

Spoon-billed Sandpiper: for further details on distribution, ecology, conservation status and outlined conservation actions see: BirdLife Species Factsheet The Saemangeum Project is the largest coastal reclamation project in South Korea. For more information please visit http://www.restoresaemangeum. More

This Spoon-billed Sandpiper is shown curiously viewing the observer at the Mai Po Marshes in Hong Kong . Pacific Golden Plovers and Great Knots round out this scene from these world-famous shorebird flats. Giclée refers to digital printing of extraordinary quality. These paper prints faithfully capture the beauty of the originals in a slightly smaller format. The image size is approximately 15” x 18” with a one inch border for matting and framing. More

pairs in 1977), the Spoon-billed Sandpiper is now better regarded as Endangered, with a population perhaps now as low as just 300-500 breeding pairs (Pavel Tomkovich, 2003 in lit) (and based on the small number of juveniles recorded in recent years on migration, a total population of probably less than 3 000 individuals). It is also thought to be fast-declining, based especially on declines in records from Japan and elsewhere on migration, and more significantly from research being conducted on the breeding grounds. More

and we've posted this at Spoon-billed Sandpiper expedition to South Chukotka (2003). The posting also carries some excellent images from Kashiwagi-san. In South Korea, the first adults, many still largely in breeding plumage, are found in mid-August, followed in September by much smaller numbers of juveniles. More

I’ve been involved with Spoon-billed Sandpiper conservation for much of this decade, thanks entirely to my brother Nial Moores (director of Birds Korea) who has lived and breathed shorebird conservation for over fifteen years - first in Japan, and then South Korea (where he’s now lived for ten years). More

Spoon-billed sandpiper on brink of extinction = Russians find 70 percent drop in breeding pairs; loss of feed sites blamed - IMAGE: SANDPIPER CHICK This spoon-billed sandpiper chick was photographed in Chukotka, Russia, in July 2005. More

international coordinator of the Spoon-billed Sandpiper Action Plan, “They are just running out of places to stop and feed on migration.” What seems certain is that if these changes continue there will soon be no place left for Spoon-billed Sandpipers. “The recent declines have shocked those concerned about the species, but with investment and the dedication of those involved we can still save the Spoon-billed Sandpiper.” says Richard Grimmett, BirdLife’s Global Conservation Manager. More

The Spoon-billed Sandpiper has one of the most striking and unusual bill shapes of any bird, but the function of the odd spoon-shaped bill has never been determined, and I was particularly interested in watching the birds in Thailand for any clues that might help solve this mystery. Spoon-billed Sandpiper showing details of bill shape. In the left image the tip of the upper mandible is flexed up. Pak Thale, Thailand, Feb 2010. Photos copyright David Sibley. More

Spoon-billed Sandpiper populations have been declining for decades, but the reasons are still unclear. Thanks to the dedicated efforts of a few researchers there is quite a lot of information available, the best source and the source of most of the info here is the 2008 draft Action Plan. A detailed summary is at Birdlife International and more in their Red Data Book. More

Spoon-billed Sandpiper (Eurynorhynchus pygmeus) - Probable Population Crash By: Pavel Tomkovich, Christoph Zockler et al - Photos and sound file by: Chris Schenk, Christoph Zockler - - - P.S.Tomkovich (1), E.E.Syroechkovski, Jr.(2), C. Zöckler (3), E.G.Lappo (4) (1) Zool. Museum, Moscow State University, Bol. Nikitskaya Str. 6, Moscow 103009, Russia E-mail Pavel (2) Inst. of Ecology and Evolution, Russian Acad. Sci. More

Spoon-billed Sandpiper facing extinction Populations of one of the world’s strangest birds have crashed over the last decade, and surveys this summer of its breeding grounds in the remote Russian province of Chukotka suggest that the situation is now critical. The charismatic, and rather aptly named, Spoon-billed Sandpiper Eurynorhynchus pygmeus, is now worryingly close to becoming extinct. With only 200-300 pairs left, conservationists are calling for urgent help to tackle the decline. More

Spoon-billed Sandpiper faces extinction = By Paul Eccleston Published: 1:01PM BST 12 Oct 2007 dddA Spoon billed Sandpiper chick (top) and spoonbill that has died during migration One of the world's most oddly shaped birds is close to extinction, conservation groups have warned. They have called for urgent action to save the remaining 200-300 pairs of the Spoon-billed Sandpiper. More

birds and a reliable location for Spoon-billed Sandpiper is in the vicinity of a small, green-roofed building 1-2 kilometres along the dirt track from the school. Once in the correct area look for flocks of Rufous-necked Stints with which SBS tends to associate. Along the canal Pied Fantail, Golden-bellied Gerygone and Collared Kingfisher can be seen in mangrove trees. The dirt track to the sea finishes at a small parking area where the mudfalts can be scanned for more waders. More

Spoon-billed sandpiper, Eurynorhynchus pygmeus/Calidris pygmeus alias pygmaeus Why two scientific names? Click here. We will present more birds from the Red List during the next months, to help you to understand what is going on in this wicked earth. See also http://www.rarebirdsyearbook.com Spoon-billed sandpiper, Eurynorhynchus pygmeus/Calidris pygmeus Photo by: PIPAT SUTHIWISADESAK Spoon-billed sandpiper, Eurynorhynchus pygmeus/Calidris pygmeus More

* The spoon-billed sandpiper, Eurynorhynchus pygmeus, breeds only in the Russian Far East. It is 14-16cm long with a reddish-brown head, neck and chest and a very distinctive bill, shaped like a spatula, which it uses for feeding in estuarine habitats. More

Spoon-billed Sandpipers breed during June–July in a small strip of coastal Arctic tundra in Chuchotka, NE Russia. They migrate thousands of kilometres to winter along coasts in South and South-East Asia. Currently, they are classified as Endangered. Experts from 10 Asian countries along the Spoon-billed Sandpiper’s flyways recently drew up an International Species Action Plan. More

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Order : Charadriiformes
Family : Scolopacidae
Genus : Eurynorhynchus
Species : pygmeus
Authority : (Linnaeus, 1758)