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Length 18â€“23 cm, wingspan 38-41 cm, weight 44-117 g
 Similar Species
Winter adult can resemble Dunlin; that differs in shorter bill, black stripe down the middle of the rump, and slightly shorter legs; juvenile Dunlin also differs in streaked flanks, and streaked (not peachy) breast. White-rumped Sandpiper and Stilt Sandpiper share white uppertail coverts in flight, but differ structurally; Stilt Sandpiper also has yellowish, not black, legs. Summer plumage Red Knot is larger and lighter, more orange-toned below, and has a shorter, straighter bill.
Arctic Siberia, migrating through temperate Europe and Asia (north in May, and south in August-September) to winter in tropical Africa, south and southeast Asia and Australasia. A vagrant to North America.
Breeds on high arctic tundra; on passage and wintering in marshes, wet fields, muddy estuaries, and salt pans.
The diet includes snails, worms and flies.
The nest is a ground scrape and 3-4 eggs are laid.
Flight call: chirrip (lower pitched than Temminck's Stint)
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