French: Bécassin à long bec German: Großer Schlammläufer Spanish: Agujeta escolopácea
Council Bluffs, Iowa, USA
NE Siberia from R Yana E to Chukotskiy Peninsula (reported W to Taymyr Peninsula), St Lawrence I and coastal W & N Alaska E to Mackenzie R, and probably to Franklin Bay, Northwest Territories. Winters from S USA to Guatemala, and uncommonly to N South America; also rare winter visitor to S Japan.
24–30 cm; 88–144 g; wingspan 46–52 cm. Very similar to L. griseus, but pale-based bill and dull yellow or yellowish-green tarsi generally longer,... read more
Commonest call, given both from ground and in flight, is a high-pitched “keek” or “kik”, sounding... read more
Grassy or sedgy marshes and swamps on Arctic tundra, often on shores of shallow lakes, mainly in... read more
Food and feeding
Diptera larvae, beetles, small gastropods, crustaceans, seeds and even mosses or plant fibres, less frequently polychaete worms, with... read more
Nests late May to Aug. Monogamous. Density up to 7–14 pairs/km². Nest often near ponds or other wet areas, usually located in... read more
Migratory. Southward migration through North America in Jul–Oct; moves down Pacific coast,... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Total population numbers c. 500,000 birds, with up to c. 440,000 individuals of both this species and L. griseus recorded... read more
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