In flight the white rump patch and dark underwings are visible.© Luke Seitz | Macaulay LibraryMassachusetts, June 27, 2010
In flight, note dark underwings and white rump patch.© Luke Seitz | Macaulay LibraryMassachusetts, August 21, 2017
Adult DescriptionLarge shorebird. Long, slightly upturned bill with dark tip and reddish base. Long legs. Black wing linings. White stripe in wings. White rump. Tail black with white base. Breeding plumage with dark reddish chest and black barring on sides. Nonbreeding plumage gray all over.
Immature DescriptionJuvenile similar to nonbreeding adult, but browner and with pale tips to back feathers.
Relative Sizebetween robin and crow
- Both Sexes
- Length: 14.2-16.5 in (36-42 cm)
- Weight: 6.9-12.6 oz (196-358 g)
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