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GREY TAILED TATTLER (Tringa brevipes)
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Grey-tailed tattler

A solitary wader, occasionally in a group of 2 or 3; usually seen feeding on the sand flats at North Bay or Old Settlement Beach. Body light grey, the yellow legs assist in identification from other waders, and to distinguish this species from the wandering tattler, the white eyebrow extends well behind the eye. Usually seen on Lord Howe Island October to April, in small numbers only, and some may stay over winter. Most leave to breed in remote mountains of eastern Siberia in the northern summer.

Length: 23cm

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