Calidrids or Typical Waders

The calidrids or typical waders are strongly migratory wading birds that breed in the Arctic.

They form large mixed flocks on coasts and estuaries in winter.

They are small to medium-sized, long-winged and relatively short-billed.

Recognized species:

  • Genus Calidrissensu stricto – knots

Other calidrids (all at some time placed in Calidris too)

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