1064. Tringa fuscicollis

1064. Bonaparte’s Sandpiper.
Tringa fuscicollis, Vieill. Nouv. Dict, xxxiv. p. 461 (1819) ; Dresser, viii. p. 15, pl. 547 ; (Sharpe), Cat. B. Br. Mus. xxiv. p. 574 ; Ridgway, p. 157 ; Saunders, p. 581 ; Poynting, p. 141, pl. 30 ; Lilford, v. p. 80, pl. 33 ; T. bonapartii, Schlegel, Rev. Crit. p. lxxxix. (1844) ; Gould, B. of Gt. Brit. iv. pl. 71.
Male ad. (Wisconsin). Differs from its near allies in having the upper tail-coverts white ; upper parts brownish grey marked with ochraceous and rusty reddish, and striped with black ; under parts white ; lower throat, breast, and flanks clearly spotted with blackish brown ; bill blackish, at base dull green ; legs dusky greenish ; iris blackish brown. Culmen 1.1, wing 4.7, tail 1.8, tarsus 1.0 inch. Sexes alike. In winter the upper parts are dull greyish brown, with darker streaks, and the markings on the breast are less distinct. The young bird has the upper parts with whitish margins, and the neck and breast washed with greyish buff, the markings ill-defined.
Hab. Eastern North America, breeding far north, and in winter passing through the West Indies and Eastern South America to the Falkland Islands ; of accidental occurrence in Britain.
In habits it does not differ from its allies, and is generally to be found in marshy places near the coast. It breeds in Arctic America near Franklin Bay, its nest being a shallow cavity in the ground lined with a few decayed leaves, and late in June or early in July it deposits 4 eggs, which are rufous drab, boldly marked with dark sepia-brown or blackish brown, those at the larger end being almost confluent ; in size they measure 1.35 by 0.95.

A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 2. 1903.
Title in Book: 
1064. Tringa fuscicollis
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
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Common name: 
Bonaparte’s Sandpiper
White-rumped Sandpiper
Calidris fuscicollis
Vol. 2

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