Sandpiper (Actitus hypoleucos)

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20 cm to 55 g


Small short legged and short biled wader, upper parts olive brown, finely spotted , neck and sides of breasts grey brown sharply contrasting with whiyte underparts, legs greenish . Sexes similar.In flight striking wing bar. Tail olive brown above with white sides



Insects, spiders small crustaceans.


Vegetated gravel and banks on migration, ditches and small water bodies concrete and harbour water.

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When does it Breed ?

May to July , 4 eggs, Incubation 20 - 22 days , young able to fly at about 20 days, Nests well hidden on ground.

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