7 1/2-8" (18-20 cm). Olive-brown above, with a white line over the eye and dark line through the eye; a dusky smudge encloses a white wedge near the shoulder. In summer the white underparts are spotted with brown and blackish spots cover above. Bill is orange-pink with dark tip; legs are flesh-colored. No spots in winter.
Similar Species- Solitary Sandpiper, Wandering Tattler
A clear peet or peet-weet! or repeated weet-weet-weet-weet-weet.
Breeds across portions of Alaska and Canada, south to Oregon, southern California, central Arizona, southern New Mexico, Texas, and parts of southeastern United States. Winters from southwestern British Columbia, western Washington, southern Arizona, southern New Mexico, southern Texas, and coastal southeastern U.S., south to South America.
Found on seacoasts and shores of lakes, ponds, and streams, and occasionally in marshes. Prefers shores with rocks, wood, or debris.
Eats mainly small invertebrates.
Male incubates 4 eggs (usually) for 20-21 days. Female may lay clutch for more than 1 male (polyandrous). Male may change mate if nest fails. Young are attended by male, leave nest soon after hatching, and fly at 13-16 days.
|Status:||Protected nongame species|
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