Wood Sandpiper

Description: This sandpiper is the size of a thrush, presenting red-brownish grey top with white streaks, the white bottom, with dark streaks on the chest and flanks. The legs are yellowish or greenish grey. The saddle and uropygium are white, and the back is of the same color with the wings (as in green sandpipers). It is 19-21 cm.

Habitat: Few in number or rare, these birds mostly nest in grassy and mossy swamps and on shores of stagnant water-bodies, in damp glades, and not very thick mixed woods. They may reside in the outskirts of settlements.

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