Other Names: none
Distribution: arctic Eurasia in summer; central Africa and south and southeast Asia in winter.
Size: 13-15 cm in length with a 34-36 cm wingspan.
Plumage: The uppersides range from dull gray to olive brown, with variable patches of black brown, dull red and gray. The head and breast are grayish-brown. The breast is heavily streaked with brown, with white on the chin, throat and belly. When breeding, they may have some brick-red wing mantle feathers. The legs are yellow to yellowish-gray, the beak is brownish-gray, and the eyes are black with white eyerings.