[Sightings of Purple Sandpiper Calidris maritima in Italy, a review]

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Maurizio Sighele *
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Maurizio Sighele | maudoc@maudoc.com


[Through detailed investigation of both published and unpublished data, Italian records of Purple Sandpiper Calidris maritima have been researched. No records of this species can be traced for nearly 70 years in Italy, between 1907 and 1975, while it was frequently reported (even if scarce) in the late 19th century. There have been 55 records, both published and unpublished, more than twice as many as in previous reviews, and any errors found have been corrected. Differences between historical and recent (last 50 years) records have been evaluated, and show above all a recent presence of wintering individuals (an almost unknown occurrence in the past), and a greater frequency in coastal environments.]

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