French: Maubèche des champs German: Prärieläufer Spanish: Correlimos batitú
C Alaska, Yukon and S Mackenzie; British Columbia and Alberta E through Great Plains to S Quebec and New Brunswick, and S in USA to C Oregon, N Oklahoma, C Missouri, West Virginia and Maryland. Winters from Bolivia, Paraguay and S Brazil to C Argentina.
26–32 cm; 98–226 g; wingspan 64–68 cm. Curious sandpiper, reminiscent of small curlews; elegant, with short yellow bill (25–35 mm), large dark eye,... read more
Gives both long and short, ethereal whistles on breeding grounds, with the former including initial... read more
Inland, on primary or restored prairie grasslands, apparently preferring burned tall-grass prairies... read more
Food and feeding
Diet chiefly consists of terrestrial insects such as grasshoppers, crickets and weevils, larvae of beetles and Lepidoptera, also centipedes... read more
Lays mainly early May–late Jun, but exceptionally late Apr at SE edge of range and second week of Jul in far N. Density 5–22... read more
Long-distance migrant, principally moving at night. Main wintering areas seem to be located in... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Total population estimated at 350,000 individuals, of which significant percentages occur in North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska and... read more
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