Other Names: none
Distribution: Alaskan tundra in summer; Pacific coasts of the Americas in winter.
Size: 24-26 cm in length with a 48-50 cm wingspan.
Plumage: During the breeding season, it has dark streaks on a brownish head and breast with dark spots on its white underparts and a black band at the end of the rump. The uppersides are dark with rust coloring on the wings. Birds in winter plumage and immature birds are mainly gray on the upperparts and breast and white on the underparts with some streaking. The legs are yellow and the eyes and beak are black.