Other Names: none
Distribution: Arctic coasts of North America and Europe in summer; North Atlantic waters in winter.
Size: 20-22 cm in length with a 40-44 cm wingspan.
Plumage: Breeding adults are finely streaked with brown and black on the head and neck, and heavily spotted on the breast, with a white underside. Winter adults are mainly slate gray, with a whitish spot in front of eye and yellow legs. The bill is dull orange with a black tip and the eyes are black with white eyerings.