Other Names: none
Distribution: northern Great Plains in summer; coasts of the United States and Mexico in winter.
Size: 46-48 cm in length with a 79-84 cm wingspan, weighing 240-510 g.
Plumage: Dark and mottled white above, cinnamon-colored below, with cinnamon wing linings and a distinctive long, pinkish, upturned bill. The legs and eyes are black.