Scolopacidae (sandpipers, snipes, curlews…)


Under construction

Number of genera: 16
Number of species: 97
Number of species completed: 9
In French: page des chevaliers, bécassines, courlis en Français

SF Numeniinae:

Genus Bartramia – 1 species
Upland Sandpiper Bartramia longicauda

Genus Numenius – 8 species
Little Curlew Numenius minutus
Eskimo Curlew Numenius borealis
Bristle-thighed Curlew Numenius tahitiensis
Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus
Long-billed Curlew Numenius americanus
Far Eastern Curlew Numenius madagascariensis
Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata
Slender-billed Curlew Numenius tenuirostris

SF Limosinae:

Genus Limosa – 4 species
Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica
Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa
Hudsonian Godwit Limosa haemastica
Marbled Godwit Limosa fedoa

SF Arenariinae:

Genus Arenaria – 2 species
* Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres
Black Turnstone Arenaria melanocephala

Genus Prosobonia – 4 species
Kiritimati Sandpiper Prosobonia cancellata
Tuamotu Sandpiper Prosobonia parvirostris
Tahiti Sandpiper / White-winged Sandpiper Prosobonia leucoptera
Moorea Sandpiper Prosobonia ellisi

Genus Calidris – 24 species
Great Knot Calidris tenuirostris
Red Knot Calidris canutus
Surfbird Calidris virgata
Ruff Calidris pugnax
Broad-billed Sandpiper Calidris falcinellus
Sharp-tailed Sandpiper Calidris acuminata
Curlew Sandpiper Calidris ferruginea
Stilt Sandpiper Calidris himantopus
* Temminck’s Stint Calidris temminckii
Long-toed Stint Calidris subminuta
Red-necked Stint Calidris ruficollis
Spoon-billed Sandpiper Calidris pygmea
Sanderling Calidris alba
Dunlin Calidris alpina
Purple Sandpiper Calidris maritima
Rock Sandpiper Calidris ptilocnemis
Baird’s Sandpiper Calidris bairdii
Little Stint Calidris minuta
Least Sandpiper Calidris minutilla
White-rumped Sandpiper Calidris fuscicollis
Buff-breasted Sandpiper Calidris subruficollis
Pectoral Sandpiper Calidris melanotos
Semipalmated Sandpiper Calidris pusilla
Western Sandpiper Calidris mauri

SF Tringinae:

Genus Xenus – 1 species
* Terek Sandpiper Xenus cinereus

Genus Phalaropus – 3 species
Wilson’s Phalarope Phalaropus tricolor
Red-necked Phalarope Phalaropus lobatus
Red Phalarope / Grey Phalarope Phalaropus fulicarius

Genus Actitis – 2 species
* Common Sandpiper Actitis hypoleucos
Spotted Sandpiper Actitis macularius

Genus Tringa – 14 species
* Green Sandpiper Tringa ochropus
Solitary Sandpiper Tringa solitaria
Grey-tailed Tattler Tringa brevipes
Wandering Tattler Tringa incana
Lesser Yellowlegs Tringa flavipes
Western Willet Tringa inornata
Eastern Willet Tringa semipalmata
* Common Redshank Tringa totanus
* Marsh Sandpiper Tringa stagnatilis
* Wood Sandpiper Tringa glareola
Spotted Redshank Tringa erythropus
Greater Yellowlegs Tringa melanoleuca
Nordmann’s Greenshank Tringa guttifer
* Common Greenshank Tringa nebularia

SF Scolopacinae:

Genus Lymnocryptes – 1 species
Jack Snipe Lymnocryptes minimus

Genus Limnodromus – 3 species
Short-billed Dowitcher Limnodromus griseus
Long-billed Dowitcher Limnodromus scolopaceus
Asian Dowitcher Limnodromus semipalmatus

Genus Scolopax – 8 species
Eurasian Woodcock Scolopax rusticola
Amami Woodcock Scolopax mira
Javan Woodcock Scolopax saturata
New Guinea Woodcock Scolopax rosenbergii
Bukidnon Woodcock Scolopax bukidnonensis
Sulawesi Woodcock Scolopax celebensis
Moluccan Woodcock Scolopax rochussenii
American Woodcock Scolopax minor

Genus Chubbia – 3 species
Andean Snipe Chubbia jamesoni
Fuegian Snipe Chubbia stricklandii
Imperial Snipe Chubbia imperialis

Genus Coenocorypha – 5 species
Chatham Snipe / Chatham Islands Snipe Coenocorypha pusilla
North Island Snipe Coenocorypha barrierensis
Subantarctic Snipe Coenocorypha aucklandica
South Island Snipe Coenocorypha iredalei
Snares Snipe / Snares Island Snipe Coenocorypha huegeli

Genus Gallinago – 14 species
Solitary Snipe Gallinago solitaria
Latham’s Snipe Gallinago hardwickii
Wood Snipe Gallinago nemoricola
Wilson’s Snipe Gallinago delicata
Common Snipe Gallinago gallinago
Pin-tailed Snipe Gallinago stenura
Swinhoe’s Snipe Gallinago megala
African Snipe Gallinago nigripennis
Madagascan Snipe Gallinago macrodactyla
Great Snipe Gallinago media
South American Snipe Gallinago paraguaiae
Puna Snipe Gallinago andina
Noble Snipe Gallinago nobilis
Giant Snipe Gallinago undulata

Back to family list

The sandpipers are…

1 – family classification


2 – Taxonomy within the family


3 – Breeding


4 – Food and feeding strategy


5 – habitat

We find…

6 – Identification


7 – Conservation and future


8 – The list

There is…

Family index

Famille des Scolopacidae (chevaliers, bécassines, courils…) en français


All photos and text are © Valéry Schollaert

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