Ecology of Calidris pusilla
 
Main Ref. Gaydos, J.K. and S.F. Pearson, 2011
Remarks Found along shorelines. Strong, monogamous breeding pair bond, persisting annually. Completes migratory transoceanic flight across wide areas of Atlantic from northern North America to South America. North from South America, migrates across the Gulf of Mexico generally in spring when wind conditions are favorable; central Yucatan and northern Venezuela as major jumping off points. Commercial harvesting at the Bay of Fundy, Canada, of its baitworm prey a conservation concern, as 50-90% of the global population of this species stop to feed along its long transoceanic migration to wintering grounds in South America (Ref. 87784).

Aquatic zones / Water bodies

Marine - Neritic Marine - Oceanic Brackishwater Freshwater
Marine zones / Brackish and freshwater bodies
  • supra-littoral zone
  • littoral zone
  • sublittoral zone
  • epipelagic
  • mesopelagic
  • epipelagic
  • abyssopelagic
  • hadopelagic
  • estuaries/lagoons/brackish seas
  • mangroves
  • marshes/swamps
  • rivers/streams
  • lakes/ponds
  • caves
  • exclusively in caves
Highighted items on the list are where Calidris pusilla may be found.

Habitat

Substrate
Substrate Ref.
Special habitats
Special habitats Ref.

Associations

Ref.
Associations
Associated with
Association remarks
Parasitism

feeding

Feeding type mainly animals (troph. 2.8 and up)
Feeding type Ref. Shepherd, P.C.F. and J.S. Boates, 1999
Feeding habit
Feeding habit Ref.

Trophic Level(s)

Estimation method original sample unfished population Remark
Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition
From individual food items 3.10 0.30 Tentative trophic level derived from 1 + troph of a single food item
Ref.
(e.g. 9948)
(e.g. cnidaria)
Entered by Sorongon-Yap, Patricia on 07.19.13
Modified by Polido, Rubyann Robelle on 09.19.17
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