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  • proper noun A taxonomic genus within the family Scolopacidae.

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Examples

  • Northern migratory species winter in the savanna, such as spotted sandpiper Actitis macularia, barn swallow Hirundo rustica and blackpoll warbler Dendroica striata.

    Canaima National Park, Venezuela

  • However, there is no doubt that mangroves of this ecoregion are crucial to several long-distance bird migrants including ruddy turnstone (Arenaria interpres), spotted sandpiper (Actitis macularia), and whimbrel (Numenius phaeopus) that utilize them as feeding and resting places from August through April during their extraordinary intercontinental journey.

    Rio São Francisco mangroves

  • Sandpiper, spotted, or "tip-up" (_Actitis macularia_).

    Birds and Poets : with Other Papers

  • Birds most associated with mangroves include spotted sandpiper (Actitis macularia), great blue heron (Ardea herodias), cattle egret (Bubulcus ibis), green heron (Butorides striatus), belted kingfisher (Ceryle alcyon), Lesser Antillean pewee (Contopus latirostris), West-Indian whistling duck (Dendrocygna arborea), and Lesser Antillean bullfinch (Loxigilla noctis).

    Lesser Antilles mangroves

  • Other bird species associated with mangroves include spotted sandpiper (Actitis macularia), roseate spoonbill (Ajaia ajaja), green heron (Butorides virescens), belted kingfisher (Ceryle alcyon), mangrove cuckoo (Coccyzus minor), mangrove warbler (Dendroica petechia), and reddish egret (E. rufescens).

    Bahamian mangroves

  • Birds that visit mangroves during migration include spotted sandpiper (Actitis macularia), red-lored Amazon (Amazona autumnalis), snowy cotinga (Carpodectes nitidus), Wilson's plover (Charadrius wilsonia), green kingfisher (Chloroceryle americana), lesser nighthawk (Chordeiles acutipennis), common nighthawk (Chordeiles minor), keel-billed motmot (Electron carintum), and osprey (Pandion haliaetus) just to name a few.

    Rio Negro-Rio San Sun mangroves

  • Mangroves of this ecoregion are also very important for several migrant birds including ruddy turnstone (Arenaria interpres), spotted sandpiper (Actitis macularia), green-backed heron (Butorides striatus), and bi-colored conebill (Conirostrum bicolor) and whimbrel (Numenius phaeopus) that use them as feeding and resting places from August through April during their extraordinary intercontinental journey.

    Rio Piranhas mangroves

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