- 10.2–11.8 in
- 19.7–21.7 in
- 2.1–6 oz
- Chevalier errant (French)
- Playero vagabundo (Spanish)
- The name "wandering" refers to its widespread occurrence over vast portions of ocean. "Tattler" refers to its voice; its alarm notes alert other birds to a hunter's presence.
Populations appear stable, may be declining slightly.
- Gill, R. E., B. J. McCaffery, and P. S. Tomkovich. 2002. Wandering Tattler (Heteroscelus incanus). In The Birds of North America, No.642 (A. Poole and F. Gill, eds.). The Birds of North America, Inc., Philadelphia, PA.