Calidris mauri is a small shorebird, measuring around 18 cm in length. It has a white belly, gray back, and a black head with a white stripe running down the center. It has a short, straight bill and long legs. It is found in coastal areas of the Pacific Ocean, from Alaska to Mexico, and breeds in the Arctic. Its lifespan is around 4-5 years, and its current population is estimated to be around 1.2 million.
Name Origin: Calidris mauri, commonly known as the Western Sandpiper, is a small shorebird that is found in the western parts of North America. The name Calidris is derived from the Greek word kalidris or skalidris, which means a small shorebird. The species name mauri is derived from the Latin word maurus, which means belonging to the sea.
Related Species: Calidris alpina, Calidris canutus, Calidris fuscicollis, Calidris maritima, Calidris minuta, Calidris pusilla, Calidris ruficollis