Tuamotu Sandpiper

Tuamotu Sandpiper

Tuamotu Sandpiper by Sharon Schafer
Species & Artwork Details
Status: 
Endangered
Family: 
SCOLOPACIDAE
Order: 
CHARADRIIFORMES
Genus: 
Prosobonia
Species: 
parvirostris
Population trend: 
decreasing
Authority: 
(Peale, 1848)
Medium: 
Acrylic on Hardboard
The small sandpiper is threatened by introduced rats and cats as well as habitat destruction caused by the spreading cultivation of coconuts. Formerly widespread, but is now restricted to only four uninhabited atolls in the Tuamotu archipelago in eastern Polynesia. Populations are thought to be slowly declining.