Other Names: none
Distribution: northern Eurasia in summer; southern Europe, north and central Africa, and south Asia in winter.
Size: 25-27 cm in length with a 44-47 cm wingspan, weighing 80-140 g.
Plumage: The body is mottled brown with straw-yellow stripes on top and pale underneath. The tail feathers may be chestnut at the ends. There is a dark stripe through the eye, with light stripes above and below it. They have short greenish-grey legs and a very long straight dark bill, and black eyes with white eyerings.