Other Names: none
Distribution: subarctic Russia in summer; southeast Asia in winter.
Size: 12-13 cm in length with a 13-16 cm wingspan.
Plumage: Adults of both sexes have a streaked brown back, whitish grey underparts, which have small lance-head like streaks that give the species its name and also found on the underside of the tail. Juveniles are yellower on the underside but otherwise identical. The legs are yellow and the eyes and beak are dark brown.