French: Grand Chevalier German: Großer Gelbschenkel Spanish: Archibebe patigualdo grande
J. F. Gmelin
Chateaux Bay, Labrador, Canada
S Alaska and British Columbia E to Labrador, Newfoundland I, Anticosti I and NE Nova Scotia. Winters from S Oregon (small numbers N to British Columbia) and New York S through Mexico, Central America and West Indies to South America S to Tierra del Fuego.
29–33 cm; 111–235 g; wingspan 70–74 cm. Large Tringa with long legs and longish bill; head and neck heavily streaked dark brown; breast, flanks and... read more
Most frequently heard call is a sharp and rather penetrating, trisyllabic “tew-tew-tew” (... read more
Muskeg forest with low and sparse undergrowth, scattered trees, marshy ponds and open areas; also... read more
Food and feeding
Diet includes small crustaceans, fish, worms, aquatic insects and their larvae, also terrestrial insects, such as small grasshoppers, ants... read more
Poorly known. Season starts May, with active nests foundd between second week of May and third week of Jun, exceptionally mid Jul (... read more
Migration through interior North America and along coasts, on both passages. Few birds overfly W... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Total population reckoned at c. 20,000 birds in 1994, but more recently at 137,000 individuals. Very few precise data available, but... read more
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