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Wood Sandpiper Tringa glareola L 19-21cm. Elegantly proportioned wader. Legs are yellowish and relatively longer than those of similar-sized cousins. Has pale supercilium and, in flight, note white rump and barred tail. Sexes are similar. Adult has brownish, spangled upperparts. Head and neck are streaked and has faint streaks and spots on otherwise pale underparts. Juvenile is similar but upperparts are browner and marked with pale buff spots. Voice Utters a chiff-chiff-chiff flight call. Status Widespread and fairly common passage migrant, found mainly on freshwater pools near the coast; more rarely inland. Handful of pairs breed in bogs in Scottish Highlands.
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Wood Sandpiper Tringa glareola L 19-21cm. Elegantly proportioned wader. Legs are yellowish and relatively longer than those of similar-sized cousins. Has pale supercilium and, in flight, note white rump and barred tail. Sexes are similar. Adult has brownish, spangled upperparts. Head and neck are streaked and has faint streaks and spots on otherwise pale underparts. Juvenile is similar but upperparts are browner and marked with pale buff spots. Voice Utters a chiff-chiff-chiff flight call. Status Widespread and fairly common passage migrant, found mainly on freshwater pools near the coast; more rarely inland. Handful of pairs breed in bogs in Scottish Highlands.

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Date: 5 May 2013
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Credit: PAUL STERRY/Nature Photographers Ltd
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