FAMILY NAME: Scolopdacidae SCIENTIFIC NAME: Tringa incanus SUBSPECIES: none
SIZE: 26 to 29cm. (10" to 12") tip to tail.
LOCATION: A summer migrant to Australian eastern shorline, but not common and usually solitary. They prefer islands, rocky reefs and coastal rocks at the waterline.
BREEDING: These birds breed in the northern hemisphere, in particular Alaska, Canada and Siberia.
GENERAL: Very similar in appearance to the Grey-tailed Tattler and difficult to distinguish. Generally they feed when the tide is low and rest when the tide is full. Their diet includes crabs, molluscs, worms and fish.
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