French: Petit Chevalier German: Kleiner Gelbschenkel Spanish: Archibebe patigualdo chico
J. F. Gmelin
New York, USA
Alaska to SC Canada, E to James Bay. Winters from C California and New Jersey, USA, through Mexico, Central America and West Indies to South America S to Tierra del Fuego.
23–25 cm; 48–114 g; wingspan 59–64 cm. Slim, medium-sized Tringa with relatively short, straight, thin, pointed bill; blackish upperparts with... read more
Most frequently heard call is a quiet “tu”, given either singly or doubly, and louder and with more... read more
Swampy muskeg habitat, clearings within tall, open woodland with sparse undergrowth, sometimes... read more
Food and feeding
On breeding grounds, takes cranefly larvae, beetles, Diptera eggs and larvae, snails and spiders. Non-breeding diet includes variety of... read more
Breeds May–Aug. Seasonally monogamous, with pairs forming on breeding grounds. Often up to 3–4 pairs/km². Nest a scrape (... read more
Migratory. Moves through E Canada, E of breeding range, and (mid Jul to mid Sept) interior USA... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Total population comprises at least 400,000 birds (in 2000–2005), with breeding density in N Ontario c. 1–10 pairs in... read more
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