22–24 cm long
A rattling ‘kitititit’ and ringing ‘kee-oo’
They work along pebbly beaches or fossick through piles of seaweed, leaving no stone unturned.
One of the world’s most northerly breeding shorebird it journeys from the very edge of the Arctic across the Pacific to Australia from August to April. They nest on small rocky islands and shores mostly in the far northern hemisphere.
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