Wandering tattler

Tringa incana
Chevalier errant

Interesting facts

The Wandering Tattler is dark grey with a white underside when not in reproduction season. In French Polynesia it is rare to see the reproduction plumage which is grey with dark grey stripes on the neck and chest. It is a small bird with a length of 28 cm from tail to beak. This bird eats fish and invertebrates that it picks out of wet sand but may, on occasion, eat lizards and some plants. The Wandering Tattler spends the summer months in the Pacific and migrates to reproduce in Siberia and Alaska during June and July where it lays 4 eggs on the ground. The female incubates the egg for 23 to 25 while the male protects the nest.   

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