Ecology of Calidris himantopus
 
Main Ref. Gaydos, J.K. and S.F. Pearson, 2011
Remarks Found on beach, shoreline, bay and nearshore (Ref. 116102). Feeds in unvegetated and gently sloped lake shoreline, in shallow water, and in marshes; in humid to dry sub-humid climate; in moderately saline waters typical of North American prairie marshes. Feed mostly on invertebrates; mostly chironomid larvae. (Ref. 95161).

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 himantopus 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. Alexander, S.A., K.A. Hobson, C.L. Gratto-Trevor and A.W. Diamond, 1996
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 3.20 0.40 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 07.22.13
Modified by Polido, Rubyann Robelle on 09.19.17
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