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- proper n. A taxonomic genus within the family Scolopacidae.
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For two of the three water-bird species that are considered globally threatened, namely the red-breasted goose (Branta ruficollis) and the spoon-billed sandpiper (Eurynorhynchus pygmaeus), 67 and 57% of their current breeding range is projected to change from tundra to forest, respectively (Table 7.7).
Loss of habitat (%) a HadCM2GSa1b UKMOc Red Listd Tundra bean gooseAnser fabalis rossicus/serrirostris 76 93 Red-breasted goose Branta ruficollis 67 85 VU Spoon-billed sandpiper Eurynorhynchus pygmaeus 57 57 VU/EN Emperor gooseAnser canagicus 54 54!
(_Eurynorhynchus pygmæus_, L.) and various song-birds not found in
Spoon-billed sandpipers Eurynorhynchus pygmeus are a small Arctic wading bird, sporting a bill shaped like a spoon.
Eurynorhynchus pygmeus is one of East Asia's most enigmatic and threatened shorebirds.
These birds arrive by the thousands every year and include plovers (Mongolian plover [Charadrius mongolus]), sandpipers (spoon-billed sandpiper [Eurynorhynchus pygmeus]), black-tailed godwit (Limosa limosa), Eurasian curlew (N. arquata), Temminck's stint (C. temminckii), and Asian openbill stork (Anastomus oscitans).
These include Japanese night-herons (Gorsachius goisagi), Nordmann’s greenshanks (Tringa guttifer), and spoon-billed sandpipers (Eurynorhynchus pygmeus).