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Photo by Bob Pease
Mai Po, Hong Kong, April 2002
Tringa guttifer


29–32 cm

  • Bicoloured, slightly upturned, bill
  • Yellow legs
  • Black upper parts with whitish spots
  • Head and neck heavily streaked
  • Broad black crescent-shaped spots on lower neck and breast
  • Dark lores
  • Grey tail

Juveniles are browner than adults, with a pale brown breast and wing edges.


Photo by tunpin.ong
Big Ash Pond, Kapar Power Station, Selangor, Malaysia, November 2003

Widespread throughout Asia: found in Russia, Siberia, China, India, Western Himalayas, Bangladesh, North and South Korea, Hong Kong
Southeast Asia: Indochina, Myanmar, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Malaysia, Malay Peninsula, Singapore, Philippines, Indonesia, Greater Sundas and Sumatra


This is a monotypic species[1].


Wet coastal meadows and coastal mudflats, and nests in sparse larch forest.



The four eggs are laid in a twiggy nest placed on thick branches, in thinly wooded swamps. The clutch is incubated by both adults, who then lead the chicks into hiding in coastal meadows.


Diet includes sticklebacks, terrestrial invertebrates, small crustaceans, molluscs, and worms.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, B.L. Sullivan, C. L. Wood, and D. Roberson. 2013. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: Version 6.8., with updates to August 2013. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Avibase
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved May 2014)
  4. Wikipedia

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