French: Chevalier bargette German: Terekwasserläufer Spanish: Andarríos del Terek
Terek River, Caspian Sea
S Finland; NW Russia and Ukraine E through C Siberia to Anadyrland, mainly in boreal taiga zone, extending N into subarctic tundra and S to steppe fringes. Winters from SW, S & E Africa through Middle East, S Asia and Indonesia to Australia.
22–25 cm; 50–126 g; wingspan 57–59 cm. Distinctive, rather small sandpiper with long upcurved bill and short orange to greenish-yellow legs; bobs rear... read more
Considered to be very vocal at all times of year. Song is a rich melodious series of variable... read more
Breeds in lowland valleys, especially on floodplains with alternation of tall grasses and scrub... read more
Food and feeding
On breeding grounds, diet consists mainly of adult and larval midges, as well as seeds. Elsewhere, variety of insects, small molluscs,... read more
Breeds mid/late May–Jul. Semi-colonial, but often nests solitarily in Europe. Monogamous. Nest a shallow depression (100–120 mm... read more
Migratory. Moves S from late Jul to Oct (adults first, juveniles up to one month later), N in late... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). In Africa and SW Asia minimum 44,000 wintering birds (1991); in SC Asia probably c. 25,000 birds; in E & SE Asia in order of 100,... read more
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