Other Names: Knot
Distribution: discontinuously throughout temperate and arctic coasts worldwide.
Size: 23-26 cm in length with a 47-53 cm wingspan.
Plumage: Breeding adults have a pinkish-red face and underside and dark brown upperside with pale feather edgings and a faint wing stripe. Non-breeding birds are generally gray above and white below. The rump is dark, the bill is straight and slightly tapered, and the legs are greenish.