Heather peeper

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Heather peeper
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Scienteefic clessification
Kinrick: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Cless: Aves
Subcless: Neornithes
Infracless: Neognathae
Superorder: Neoaves
Order: Charadriiformes
Suborder: Scolopaci
Faimily: Scolopacidae
Genus: Actitis
Species: A. hypoleucos
Binomial name
Actitis hypoleucos
(Linnaeus, 1758)
Synonyms

Tringa hypoleucos Linnaeus, 1758

The Heather peeper (Actitis hypoleucos) is a smaa Palearctic wader. This bird an its American sister species, (A. macularia), mak up the genus Actitis. Thay are parapatric an replace each ether geografically; stray birds o either species mey settle doun wi breeders o the ether an hybridize. Hybridization haes also been reportit atween the Heather Peeper an the Green Sandpiper, a basal species o the closely relatit shank genus Tringa.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. BirdLife International (2012). "Actitis hypoleucos". IUCN Reid Leet o Threatened Species. Version 2012.1. Internaitional Union for Conservation o Naitur. Retrieved 16 Julie 2012.