Other Names: none
Distribution: eastern Siberia in summer; coastal southeast Asia and Australia in winter.
Size: 26-28 cm in length with a 57-59 cm wingspan.
Plumage: Breeding adults have mottled light gray upperparts with chestnut streaks. The face, throat and breast are heavily spotted with black, with some black streaking on the undersides. In winter the plumage becomes uniform pale gray on the uppersides. The legs are dark gray and the beak and eyes are black.