Terek Sandpiper

Terek Sandpiper

The beak is upturned.

Characteristics

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.

Call

It makes a high pitched whistle-like whistle.

Picture of Terek Sandpiper

Ecology

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.

Habitat

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.

Pictures

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Picture of Terek Sandpiper1|A curved beak.
A curved beak.
Picture of Terek Sandpiper2|Light brown.
Light brown.
Picture of Terek Sandpiper3|They forage with their beaks in the sand.
They forage with their beaks in the sand.
Picture of Terek Sandpiper4|Walking alone on the tidal flats.
Walking alone on the tidal flats.
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