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Purple Sandpiper (Calidris maritima), one day old, Thule, North-Westr Greenland

Purple Sandpiper (Calidris maritima), one day old, Thule, North-Westr Greenland

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Uploaded 24 Dec 2012 by Peter Prokosch
Year: 2012 Taken by: Peter Prokosch
The breeding habitat of the Purple Sandpiper is the northern tundra on Arctic islands in Canada and coastal areas in Greenland and northwestern Europe. They nest on the ground either elevated on rocks or in lower damp location. The males makes several scrapes; the female choose one and lays 3 or 4 eggs.
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