Ecology of Calidris ferruginea
Main Ref. Engbring, J., 1983
Remarks Found on the beach and shoreline (Ref. 116102). During winter it occurs on coastal brackish lagoons, tidal sand and mudflats, estuaries, salt marshes, exposed coral, rocky shores and on sandy beaches (Ref. 107910).

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 ferruginea may be found.


Substrate Soft Bottom: sand ( level, ); mud;
Substrate Ref. BirdLife International, 2016
Special habitats
Special habitats Ref.


Associated with
Association remarks


Feeding type mainly animals (troph. 2.8 and up)
Feeding type Ref. BirdLife International, 2016
Feeding habit hunting macrofauna (predator)
Feeding habit Ref. BirdLife International, 2016

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 0.32 Trophic level estimated from a number of food items using a randomized resampling routine.
(e.g. 9948)
(e.g. cnidaria)
Entered by Sorongon-Yap, Patricia on 07.03.15
Modified by Polido, Rubyann Robelle on 09.19.17
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