Other Names: none
Distribution: Yukon River and Seward Peninsula of Alaska in summer; winters in Hawaii and other South Pacific islands.
Size: 40-44 cm in length with a 82-88 cm wingspan. Females are slightly larger than males.
Plumage: Upper body and throat are dark brown with light brown spots, while the underside is a uniform off-white. The tawny crown is offset by a black horizontal eyestripe. Tail feathers are tawny to rust-brown. The legs are dark gray and the long downward-curving beak is pale with a black tip. Eyes are black with a light brown eye ring.