Catch crabs on the shore.
|Scientific name||Heteroscelus brevipes|
|English name||Grey-tailed Tattler|
|Classification details||Charadriiformes Scolopacidae|
|Distribution||Fly to various parts of Japan as a migratory bird|
A sandpiper with yellow legs comes to the tidal flat. The dorsum of the body is brownish gray, with vertical stripes on the neck and striated stripes on the belly. The legs are short and yellow. There is a white eye ring around the eye, and the eye line is slightly dark brown. It cries with a voice of "Pewy pewy".
Differences from the Common Redshank
On the Pacific side, the red-bellied sandpiper, which is very similar to the red-shanked sandpiper, also comes flying. It is not easy to distinguish between the two species, but the Snipe's belly is more striated and the tail feathers are darker.
They come to tidal flats and estuaries. When there are many, they move in flocks of about 100 birds and catch and eat insects and crustaceans on shallow shores. When resting, it climbs to slightly higher places such as rocks or tetrapods. They breed in Siberia and the Kamchatka Peninsula, and migrate south in winter. They come to Japan in spring and autumn.
Found alone in the tidal flats of Tokyo Port Wild Bird Park. It walked along the shore, caught crabs, and occasionally squealed loudly. I had little experience in identifying sandpipers, and I couldn't tell the species well when their legs were in the water. After a while, he walked away.
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