Gray-tailed Tattler

Other Names: none

Distribution: northeast Siberia in summer; Southeast Asia and Australia in winter.

Description:

Size: 23-25 cm in length.

Plumage: Both sexes have unpatterned gray wings and back, and a scaly breast pattern extending onto the belly while in breeding plumage. The upper parts, underwings, face and neck are gray to black, and the underside and eyebrow stripe are both white. They have short yellow legs and a bill with a pale base and dark tip. The eyes are black with white eyelids.

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Gray-tailed Tattler

Gray-tailed Tattler

Bill Shape
dagger
Regions
alaska
aleutians
california
hawaii
washington
Tail Shape
fan-shaped-tail
Wing Shape
pointed-wings
Habitat
coasts
mountains
Color
gray
Body Shape
sandpiper
Size
medium
Order
waders, shorebirds, seabirds - charadriiformes
sandpipers, phalaropes and allies - scolopacidae
Conservation Status
Least Concern