French: Pluvier à long bec German: Ussuriregenpfeifer Spanish: Chorlitejo piquilargo
J. E. Gray and G. R. Gray
Russian Far East, NE & E China, Korea and Japan; also NE India (W Arunachal Pradesh). Winters from E Nepal and NE India to N Indochina, S China, S Korea and Japan.
18–21 cm; 41–70 g; wingspan 45 cm. Very similar to C. hiaticula, C. semipalmatus and C. dubius, but generally larger, with longer dark... read more
Generally rather shrill and metallic. Most-frequently heard call, usually given in flight, a clear... read more
Breeds in gravel, shingle or stony areas at edges of rivers and lakes. Recorded breeding to 900 m... read more
Food and feeding
Very little information available. Diet apparently includes flies and beetles. Usually solitary feeder.
Little known. Breeds from mid Mar in N of range, with nests recorded in Japan between 3 Apr and 5 Jul, but in NE India found with small... read more
Populations of Russia and NE & E China wholly or mainly migratory, respectively, moving S to E... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Total continental wintering population probably numbers less than 10,000 birds; nowhere seen in large numbers and densities in... read more
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