Food and feeding ecology of purple sandpipers Calidris maritima on rocky intertidal habitats (Helgoland, German Bight)

@article{Dierschke1993FoodAF,
  title={Food and feeding ecology of purple sandpipers Calidris maritima on rocky intertidal habitats (Helgoland, German Bight)},
  author={V. Dierschke},
  journal={Netherlands Journal of Sea Research},
  year={1993},
  volume={31},
  pages={309-317}
}
  • V. Dierschke
  • Published 1993
  • Biology
  • Netherlands Journal of Sea Research
  • Abstract On the island of Helgoland (German Bight) Purple Sandpipers Calidris maritima feed mainly in the intertidal of piers and rocky shores. The main prey species are Littorina saxatilis and Mytilus edulis, complemented by crustaceans, polychaetes, other molluscs and green algae. Beach habitats are used as alternative feeding sites during storms. Feeding sites seem to be selected according to rates of assimilated energy intake. The most profitable habitat (wrack beds on the high-tide line… CONTINUE READING
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