French: Chevalier stagnatile German: Teichwasserläufer Spanish: Archibebe fino
E Romania, E Ukraine and W Russia through N Kazakhstan and S Siberia to Transbaikalia, NE China (Heilongjiang) and Ussuriland; isolated populations in Baltic States W to Poland. Winters from Mediterranean and sub-Saharan Africa through Persian Gulf and S Asia to Indonesia and Australia.
22–26 cm; 43–120 g; wingspan 55–59 cm. Small body, long legs and straightish, needle-like bill; looks like small, fine T. nebularia; wings dark,... read more
Song, given during display flights (see Breeding), a repeated “tu-ee-u tu-ee-u” or a melodious and... read more
Steppe and boreal wetlands, far inland, preferably in open marshland with fresh grassy cover;... read more
Food and feeding
Diet not well known, but includes at least small fish, crustaceans, molluscs and many insects, mostly aquatic, sometimes terrestrial;... read more
Lays late Apr to Jun. Probably monogamous. Solitary or in loose colonies; frequently together with marsh terns (Chlidonias), T... read more
Migratory. Generally scarce at stopover sites and many birds fly long distances overland on broad... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Population of W African and Palearctic winterers c. 100,000 birds; in E Africa and SW Asia 25,000–100,000 birds; SC Asia in... read more
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