French: Bécasseau à croupion blanc German: Weißbürzel-Strandläufer Spanish: Correlimos culiblanco
N Alaska and N Canada E to S Baffin I. Winters in SE South America, from CE Brazil to Tierra del Fuego; Falkland Is.
15–18 cm; 28–66 g; wingspan 36–38 cm. White uppertail-coverts contrast with dark rump and tail; yellow base to lower mandible; crown, cheeks, mantle and... read more
Commonest call, frequently heard away from breeding grounds, is a thin, high-pitched “jeet” or “... read more
Breeds in low areas on marshy, hummocky tundra, well vegetated with mosses, grasses, sedges or... read more
Food and feeding
Invertebrates, including adult and larval insects, such as grasshoppers, beetles and craneflies, also spiders, small molluscs, crustaceans... read more
Lays early to mid Jun. Polygynous. Solitary; territory vigorously defended by male during egg-laying; birds often foraging outside... read more
Migratory. Migrates in few, non-stop jumps of up to 4000 km; flies from NE North America over W... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Population 50,000–100,000 birds, with 25,000 on Banks I (1959), 15,000 on Prince of Wales I and adjacent islands (1961), only... read more
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