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Terek Sandpiper

(Xenus cinereus)
Size: 22-24 cm; wing span 57-59 cm
Weight: 60-110 g


Description     Classification     Distribution     Sightings     Photos     Breeding     Nest     Eggs     Behaviour     Food     Call/s

Physical description

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Taxonomy, classification

See Terek Sandpiper at Wikipedia .

Range, habitat

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Sex unknown


Small flock of Terek Sandpipers in breeding plumage in flight; note the dark stripe on the upperwings
[Sur, May 2010]

Small flock of Terek Sandpipers in flight
[Sur, May 2010]

Small flock of Terek Sandpipers in flight
[Sur, May 2010]

More photos were obtained by us in Australia. To go to the Australian page, click here.

Food, Diet

Like other members of the Tringa, Xenus and Actitis families we have seen Terek Sandpipers hunt insects and other small animals along the edges of shallow water. Terek Sandpipers were seen by us around salt water.

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