Other Names: none
Distribution: exclusively along the Arctic coast of Siberia in summer; Australia, New Guinea, New Zealand, and surrounding Southwest Pacific islands in winter.
Size: 17-20 cm in length with a 42-48 cm wingspan.
Plumage: Adults have dark brown wing feathers with a light brown edge, white breasts with brown spots, and a white underside. They have a whitish to light brown face and chestnut crown with a white stripe over the eye. Immature birds have a light chestnut tone to the throat and breast. Both have black eyes with a white eye ring and a black bill.