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Table 2 Details of the six EAAF migratory sandpipers that were tracked using geolocators

From: Time versus energy minimization migration strategy varies with body size and season in long-distance migratory shorebirds

Species Lean body mass (g)a Wintering site Breeding grounds n Year
Sanderling Calidris alba 50b South Australia Arctic Russia 12c 2012
Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres 93b Tasmania, Victoria, South Australia Arctic Russia 60d 2009–2014
Grey-tailed Tattler Tringa brevipes 108e Queensland Russia’s far east 3f 2011
Red Knot Calidris canutus 113g New Zealand Arctic Russia 2h 2011–2012
Great Knot Calidris tenuirostris 135b North Western Australia Arctic Russia 7i 2013
Far Eastern Curlew Numenius madagascariensis 743b Victoria sub-Arctic between northeast China and Russia 9j 2011–2012
  1. alean body mass obtained from the literature or bcalculated as the median body mass of individuals captured during November–December on their wintering grounds in Australia (unpubl. Data Victorian Wader Study Group and Australasian Wader Studies Group) and multiplied by 0.94 [41]. cTracks were extracted from Lisovski S, et al. [40]. dUnpubl. tracks from Victorian Wader Study Group, Australia. eTracks were extracted from Johnsgard PA [76]. fUnpubl. tracks from Queensland Wader Study Group, Australia. gTracks were extracted from Battley PF [77]. hTracks were extracted from Tomkovich PS, et al. [78]. iTracks were extracted from Lisovski S, et al. [68]. jUnpubl. tracks from Victorian Wader Study Group, Australia, and extracted tracks from Minton C and Gosbell K [79]