Curlew Sandpiper – feeding behaviour

“Eight to ten Curlew Sandpiper (Calidris ferrugine) present at this site, solitary or in pairs mixing with other waders.

“Actively feeding as can be seen in the video below.

“The feeding as been described as ‘probing in an incessant “stitching” motion’ LINK.

“The above is a composite of posture changes.

“Waders are a hard group for me to ID but fortunately Curlew Sandpipers are one of the easier ones.”

Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh HSS
Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
24th & 29th September 2014

Location: Malim Nawar Wetlands, Perak, Malaysia
Habitat: Extensive ex-tin mining area with many pond/lakes, wetlands, fish farming

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  2. Sun Chong Hong

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