In the past, genus Calidris was on occasion reserved for present species and C. canutus only. Has perhaps hybridized with C. virgata#R. Monotypic.
NE Siberia from Verkhoyansk Mts E to Magadan, Koryak Highlands and S Chukotskiy Peninsula; distribution poorly known. Winters mainly in SE Asia and S to Australia; also in Arabia, Pakistan, NW, S & NE India and Bangladesh.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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