French: Bécasseau à queue pointue German: Spitzschwanz-Strandläufer Spanish: Correlimos acuminado
NC & NE Siberia from Lena Delta to R Kolyma. Winters from New Guinea through Melanesia to New Caledonia and Fiji, and S to Australia and New Zealand.
17–22 cm; male 53–114 g, female 39–105 g; wingspan 36–43 cm. Medium-sized sandpiper with rufous cap; dark brown upperparts with chestnut and whitish-... read more
Song, given only on breeding grounds, consists of a long, muffled trill. The typical call note,... read more
Tundra of low Arctic and subarctic, especially damp hillock tundra and moss-sedge bogs with drier,... read more
Food and feeding
Diet highly variable, including insects and their larvae, bivalves, snails, crustaceans, polychaete worms and seeds. Feeds at water’s... read more
Lays early–late Jun. Polygynous or promiscuous. Up to 20 birds/km². Large breast sac important in flight display, producing dry... read more
Migratory. Departs breeding grounds Jul–Sept. Main flyway via Transbaikalia, E of L Baikal,... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Total population numbers c. 166,000 birds, with comparatively large numbers staging at sites around Yellow Sea (at least 17,000,... read more
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