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Breeding Adults: broad black scapular stripes; white supercilium
Rare, but regular visitor to the British Isles.
Believed to be more closely related to Phalaropes than calidrid sandpipers.
This species occurs on muddy riversides and lakeshores, fresh water marshes and coastal mudflats; typically nesting among greyed driftwood on riverbanks
Food is small aquatic invertebrates; it chases insects and other mobile prey, and sometimes runs to the water's edge to wash its catch.
It lays 3-4 eggs in a lined ground scrape.
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