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    Sandpiper - Tringa

    Type : Tringa - Actitis - Xenus & Philomachus

    Family : Scolopacidae

    « Chevalier » is a generic name (in French) that refers to different species of wading birds in the family Scolopacidae. Overall larger than sandpipers and smaller than the curlew or the barges, they frequent the swamps or estuaries, often walking along the water in search of food (mainly small crustaceans). The different species are sometimes difficult to identify.

    List of Sandpiper :

    • Common Greenshank — Tringa nebularia
    • Spotted Redshank — Tringa erythropus
    • Terek Sandpiper — Xenus cinereus
    • Chevalier combattant — Philomachus pugnax
    • Green Sandpiper — Tringa ochropus
    • Chevalier errant — Heteroscelus incanus
    • Common Redshank — Tringa totanus
    • Spotted Sandpiper — Actitis macularia
    • Common Sandpiper — Actitis hypoleucos
    • Lesser Yellowlegs — Tringa flavipes
    • Willet — Catoptrophorus semipalmatus
    • Chevalier de Sibérie — Heteroscelus brevipes
    • Solitary Sandpiper — Tringa solitaria
    • Marsh Sandpiper — Tringa stagnatilis
    • Wood Sandpiper — Tringa glareola
    • Chevalier tacheté — Tringa guttifer
    • Chevalier des Touamotou — Prosobonia cancellata
    • Grand Chevalier — Tringa melanoleuca
    • Petit Chevalier — Tringa flavipes

    For the record, rare Knights - occasional likely to be seen in Europe, are the Lesser Yellowlegs (Tringa flavipes), also called Petit Chevalier, the Terek Sandpiper (Xenus cinereus), the Greater Yellowlegs (Tringa melanoleuca), also called Grand Chevalier, the Spotted Sandpiper (Actitis macularius), the Willet (Tringa semipalmata) et the Solitary Sandpiper (Tringa solitaria).