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Female and non-breeding male are similar but have brown or rufous backs. Non-breeding birds have a greyer tinge on the head and breast band
North, Central and South America
There are 3 subspecies:
An additional subspecies rufinucha is not recognized by all authorities1
Sandbars and sandy beaches.
They move slowly when feeding. The diet consists mostly of crabs, insects and marine worms.
The nest is a bare scrape
The call is a high weak whistle.
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