The beak is upturned.
|Scientific name||Xenus cinereus|
|English name||Terek Sandpiper|
|Classification details||Charadriiformes Scolopacidae|
|Distribution||Eurasia, Africa, coastal areas of Australia.|
A sandpiper with a long, upturned bill. The color of the beak is lead. The upper surface of the body is slightly pale brown, and the belly is white. The legs are bright orange. It has a white eye ring.
It makes a high pitched whistle-like whistle.
They come to Japan as migratory birds in spring and autumn. It is found on tidal flats and sandy beaches, and preys on small crustaceans such as crabs. They are solitary except during the breeding season.
Sanbanze, Funabashi City
This photo was taken early in the morning at the tidal flats of Sanbanze. It was walking alone on a tidal flat with many daizen and oystercatchers. It foraged by sticking its beak into the sand.
Introducing a picture of Terek Sandpiper.