Other Names: none
Distribution: Most of Europe, central Asian steppe regions east to northern Manchuria and the Kamchatka Peninsula.
Size: 37-41 cm in length with a 59-67 cm wingspan.
Plumage: Males have a brown head and breast with a broad white crescent-shaped eyestripe. The rest of the plumage is gray, with mottled gray flanks and green speculum feathers bordered by white on both sides. It has a black bill and legs.
Females are a drab brown-gray with a pale eye ring separated by a dark brown eye ring. Wing feathers are dark brown bordered by a tawny edge and its bill is dark brown to black.