French: Chevalier de Sibérie German: Grauschwanz-Wasserläufer Spanish: Playero siberiano
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NC & NE Siberia in Putorana Mts, and from Verkhoyansk Mts and Transbaikalia E to Anadyrland and Kamchatka and probably also N Kuril Is. Winters from Taiwan, Malay Peninsula and Philippines S through Indonesia, New Guinea and Solomon Is to Australia, a few reaching New Zealand; also Fiji and Tuvalu.
23–27 cm; 80–162 g; wingspan 60–65 cm. Short yellow legs and darkish grey upperparts. Very similar to T. incana, but slightly paler and shorter-... read more
Highly distinctive compared to similar T. incana. A loud, rich whistle of two notes and up... read more
Breeds in N montane taiga and forest tundra, along rivers and streams, and on stone or pebble... read more
Food and feeding
Diet on breeding grounds includes insects, e.g. beetles, mosquitoes, springtails and aquatic larvae of flies, sometimes caught in flight.... read more
Breeds late May–late Aug, arriving when breeding areas are still snow- and ice-covered. Display reportedly very like that of T.... read more
Migratory. Migration mainly coastal, but sometimes on inland wetlands, even rivers. On passage,... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near Threatened. Total population 25,000–100,000 birds in 1987–1991 (of which 11,000 wintered in N Western... read more
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