Sanderling

Sanderling is a bird painting by artist and illustrator Artmagenta
Sanderling
Sanderlings (Calidris alba) nest circumpolar in the Arctic and is a long migrants that winter in South America, Africa and Australia. More than 25% of the population that moves along the eastern Atlantic, winters in the islands Bijagós in Guinea-Bissau, Africa.

In the spring the sanderlings return to the arctic tundra and lays 3-4 eggs in a pit on the ground, which is sparingly lined with grass and lichens.

On the breeding grounds the birds eat mostly insects and some plant material. In winter, the diet consists of small crabs and other small invertebrates which it picks in the water at the beach.


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