French: Bécasseau à poitrine cendrée German: Graubrust-Strandläufer Spanish: Correlimos pectoral
N Siberia (Yamal Peninsula E to Chukotskiy Peninsula, with New Siberian Is and Wrangel I)#R E through W & N Alaska and NC Canada to W Hudson Bay; may also breed on Yugorsky Peninsula (S of Novaya Zemlya)#R. Winters from Bolivia, Paraguay and S Brazil to C Chile and S Argentina (Tierra del Fuego); much smaller population in SE Australia, Tasmania and New Zealand; rare winter visitor to Hawaiian Is.
19–23 cm; male 45–126 g, female 31–97 g; wingspan 37–45 cm. Medium-sized sandpiper with heavily streaked buff breast sharply demarcated from white... read more
Four main vocalizations described: (1) the hooting call, a distinctive hollow, hooting, given 2–3... read more
Breeds on Arctic tundra, usually in wet and well-vegetated habitats, such as bog and tundra... read more
Food and feeding
In breeding area, variety of insects, especially larvae and adults of craneflies, chironomids and Diptera; also beetles and spiders. In N... read more
Lays Jun–Jul, mostly in mid to late Jun, although there is evidence to indicate that season has advanced in recent decades in... read more
Siberian and North American birds migrate to South America, following Atlantic and Pacific coasts... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Population spending boreal winter in South America previously estimated at 25,000–100,000 birds; no estimate available for... read more
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