Stocky shorebird with short legs and a stout bill. Breeding birds have a speckled belly. Note yellow legs.
Stocky shorebird with short legs and a stout bill. Nonbreeding birds are gray overall. Note yellow legs.
Forages along rocky intertidal zones for bivalves, mollusks, barnacles, and marine algae during the nonbreeding season.
In flight, note white tail with a black band and a thin white stripe down the wings.
Stocky shorebird or rocky coastlines. Note yellow legs and stout bill.
Breeding adult with Black Turnstone
Breeding birds have cinnamon spots on the back.
Most often found foraging on rocky shorelines, but sometimes uses sandy beaches during migration.
- Stocky, medium-sized shorebird.
- Short, stout bill, pale at base.
- Legs yellow.
- White tail tipped with broad black band.
- White stripe out wing.
- Rusty on back and breast spotted in breeding plumage.
- All gray in nonbreeding plumage.
Immature DescriptionResembles nonbreeding adult, but head streaked, breast finely barred, and with pale edges on back feathers.
- Both Sexes
- Length: 9.4-10.2 in (24-26 cm)
- Weight: 4.7-8.1 oz (133-230 g)
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