Russian: Острохвостый песочник
Mongolian: Сүүл элсэг
French: Becasseau a queue pointue
Japanese: ウズラシギ (Uzura-shigi)
Body length: 17-21 cm
Breeds in E Siberia. Rare
vagrant to Britain & Ireland. European records in May and Jul-Sep.
Pectoral Sandpiper, but in all plumages lacks its distinctive breast pattern,
has whiter supercilium (esp. behind eye) against clear-cut rustier cap and more
prominent white eye-ring.
- Adult summer: Streaked upper
breast, with variable but usually extensive dark chevrons (or arrowheads) on
breast-sides, flanks and undertail-coverts.
- Adult winter: Streaked
breast, extending as streaks or chevrons (arrowheads) onto flanks and
undertail-coverts (where streaks, if any, are very few and fine on Pectoral).
Juvenile: Usually strong orange-buff wash on breast, with streaking confined to
thin necklace across upper breast; cap brighter, more fiery-rufous than on
Pectoral, with clear white supercilium very prominent, especially behind eye.