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In Breeding plumage: belly rufous with no or little barring, and dark bill slightly upturned.
In Non-breeding plumage: back gray with streaking, upturned bill bicolored, and long supercilium extending back past eye.
In Juvenile plumage: back patterned with white and gray, upturned bill bicolored, and long supercilium extending back past eye.
Migration most active March-April (south to north), and August-October (north to south). Seen regularly en route through the Baltic Sea, North Sea, and Atlantic coasts. Rare to find any distance inland.
Winters to southern Africa and Australasia. A varying concentration of individuals will occur year-round in this non-breeding range.