Tryngites subruficollis   Vieillot,  1819 (Bird)
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Class: Aves

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Size: 18-20 cm.

Voice: Generally silent.

Habits: Feeds actively by picking prey from the ground and vegetation, does not wade, walks quickly, flight rapid and erratic.

Sexes alike. Bill short and straight, eyes large, upperparts blackish with buff scalloping, face and underparts buff, legs bright yellow. In flight, lacks obvious wingbar and has more uniform upper tail-coverts. Adult: Unmarked buff face, black eyes, black streaks on crown and hindneck, upperparts with dark feathers, underparts buff. Juvenile: Like adult but buff centres and dark terminal crescents to pale-fringed feathers of mantle and scapulars.

Synonym (s)
Tringa subruficollis (Vieillot, 1819)

Common Name (s)
• Buff-breasted Sandpiper (English)
• Buffbreasted Sandpiper (English)
Economic Importance and Threats
Threats:  Natural threats

Habitat:  Muddy, Coastal
Trophic Level:  Consumer
Prey:  Carnivorous, mainly insects.
IUCN Status:  Near Threatened



Literature Source(s)
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • (2003) IUCN Red list of threatened species Available at -
  • Kumar, A; Sati, JP; Tak, PC and Alfred, JRB (2005) Handbook on Indian wetland birds and their conservation Zoological Survey of India, Dehra Dun 468 pp Available at - NIO, Goa
  • PBase Available at -
  • Ali S and Ripley SD (1969) Handbook of the birds of India and Pakistan Oxford university press 2 1-337pp Available at - NIO
  • Vernacular names of the Birds of the Indian Subcontinent Buceros, Envis newsletter: Avian Ecology & Inland Wetlands 62pp Available at -
  • Manakadan R and Pittie A (2001) Standardized English names of the Birds of the Indian Subcontinent BUCEROS Envis Newsletter: Avian ecology and inland wetland 6(1) 26pp Available at -
  • Kumar A, sati JP and Tak CK (2003) Checklist of Indian Waterbids Buceros Envis Newsletter: Avian ecology and inland wetlands 8(1) 30pp Available at -

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