Other Names: none
Distribution: arctic coast of Siberia in summer; coastal sub-saharan Africa, southeast Asia, and Australia in winter.
Size: 19-22 cm in length with a 40-42 cm wingspan.
Plumage: Males are mostly rust-red with dark gray flight feathers and back, a black cap, and a white rump. Females are light brown to gray-brown above and white below, with a dark brown cap bordered by light brown and a dark brown eyestripe. Legs are dark gray to black and eyes are black with white eyerings.