Other Names: Grey Plover
Distribution : arctic coasts worldwide in summer; coastal areas worldwide in winter.
Size: 27-30 cm in length with a 71-83 cm wingspan, weighing 190-280 g.
Plumage: Breeding adults are gray, with flecks of light and dark above, black on the face and breast, and white on the rump. Non-breeding adults are similar, but the face and breast are white like the rump. Young birds have upperparts flecked with yellow anf a breast and rump that are finely streaked. In all plumages they have a bold white wing stripe, white rump, and black patch under the wing. The legs, beak, and eyes are black.