GreyTailedTattler

July 9, 2017 – Grey-tailed Tattler, Ashen Tringine Sandpiper, Gray-tailed Tattler, Grey Sandpiper, Grey-rumped Sand-piper, Grey-tailed Sandpiper, Polynesian Tattler, Siberian Grey-tailed Tattler, or Siberian Tattler (Heteroscelus brevipes or Tringa brevipes)

Breeding in Siberia and Kamchatka, in Russia, these shorebirds winter in Taiwan, parts of Southeast Asia, and Australia. Foraging alone or in groups, they eat worms, mollusks, crustaceans, insects, and some fish. They hunt for crabs in shallow water, throwing them to the ground several times after capturing them to remove their legs. First breeding around the age of two and a half years, they nest on the ground in shallow scrapes or reuse the nests of other birds. Females lay clutches of around four eggs and both parents care for the chicks. They are classified as Near Threatened by the IUCN due to habitat loss and degradation, disturbance, and hunting, mostly on their migration routes and wintering grounds.

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