- Bartramia longicauda
26–32 cm (10¼-12½ in)
- Dark mottled brown back and upper wings
- Light head and neck with brown streaks
- White belly
- Yellow legs
- Long tail
- Short straight bill with pale yellowish-brown lower mandible
Grassy prairies, open meadows, fields
Ground nesters they hide their nest in dense grass. The clutch of 4 eggs are looked after by both adults.
The diet consists of a variety of insects such as grasshoppers, crickets and weevils, larvae of beetles, centipedes, butterflies and moths; they will also eat some vegetation.
Flight Call: Quip-ip-ip-ip
- Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2018. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2018. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
- Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved May 2019)
- BF Member observations
- BirdForum Opus contributors. (2021) Upland Sandpiper. In: BirdForum, the forum for wild birds and birding. Retrieved 19 April 2021 from https://www.birdforum.net/wiki/Upland_Sandpiper