French: Bécassin d’Asie German: Steppenschlammläufer Spanish: Agujeta asiática
Disjunct populations from W to E Siberian steppe regions, S into Mongolia and NE China; E areas may be continuous. Winters from E India through SE Asia, SE Sumatra and Java to N & E Australia.
33–36 cm; 127–245 g; wingspan 57–59 cm. The largest Limnodromus, almost same size as Limosa lapponica. Face, neck and breast chestnut-red... read more
Around nest-sites, male gives hollow, booming purrs both in flight and from ground (when more... read more
Breeds at extensive freshwater wetlands on lake shores or in deltas and flooded areas of rivers, e.... read more
Food and feeding
Poorly known. On breeding grounds, takes small fish, insect larvae and oligochaetes. Away from breeding grounds feeds on polychaetes,... read more
Lays late May to early Jun; timing and location of breeding may vary considerably, depending on water levels. Breeds in small colonies of 6... read more
Not well known; it has been speculated that significant numbers may pass (largely unnoticed)... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near Threatened. Recent work in Indonesia, mostly in Sumatra, has shown that world population comprises at least 23,000 birds;... read more
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