Other Names: none
Distribution: discontinuously throughout Siberia in summer; coasts of Australia and Southeast Asia in winter.
Size: 12-15 cm in length with a 33-35 cm wingspan.
Plumage: Breeding adults are a rich brown with pale-bordered dark brown feathers above and white breasts and undersides. The throat is pale with brown vertical streaks. They have a brown crown with a pale line above each eye. In winter, they develop a gray back. The juveniles have a brightly patterned brick-red and white back with white mantle stripes.
The legs are variable bright yellow to light gray, and the eyes and beak are black.