French: Chevalier grivelé German: Drosseluferläufer Spanish: Andarríos maculado
Much of North America, from Alaska across Canada to Newfoundland, S to SC California, E Arizona and W New Mexico, thence E to North Carolina. Winters from S USA through Central America and West Indies to South America S to N Argentina and C Chile; in most years, also Galapagos Is.
18–20 cm; 19–75·5 g; wingspan 37–40 cm. Smallish size and neatly spotted underparts distinctive; greenish-brown upperparts with dark barring; bill... read more
Song comprises long string of “weet” notes, given by both sexes in flight (in upward arching... read more
Nesting habitat similar to that of A. hypoleucos, in wide variety of habitats, preferably... read more
Food and feeding
Mainly aquatic and terrestrial insects, e.g. adult, larval and pupal Diptera, mayflies, Orthoptera, beetles and caterpillars; also spiders... read more
Lays mid May to Jun. Sex roles reversed, with female larger and socially dominant over male. Yearling sequentially resource-defence... read more
Migrates on broad fronts across North America, after breeding presumably moving SE through Atlantic... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Overall population estimated at c. 640,000 birds; most widely distributed breeding scolopacid in North America, with more than 50,000... read more
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