Other Names: Redshank
Distribution: Widespread throughout the Old World; generally summers in temperate areas of the Northern Hemisphere.
Size: 30 cm in length.
Plumage: In summer, a marbled brown color, slightly lighter below. In winter plumage they become lighter-toned and the patterning fades, becoming plain grayish-brown above and off-white below. They have bright red legs and a black-tipped red bill, and show white up the back and on the wings in flight.