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Wandering Tattler (Tringa incana)
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Wandering Tattler (Heteroscelus incanus)

General Description: Wandering Tattlers (Tringa incana) are medium-sized shorebirds with medium-length legs and bills. They are slate-gray overall with a white belly and a white eye stripe. The wings and tail are unmarked gray; the legs are yellow. In breeding plumage, the face is striped and the underparts are heavily barred with dark zig-zag lines.

Taxonomy: Charadriiformes, Scolopacidae, Scolopacinae. Formerly Heteroscelus incanus.

Favored Habitat: High arctic mountains during summer, rocky shorelines during winter.

Wandering Tattler (Heteroscelus incanus)

Where to Find: Don't look for Wandering Tattlers around Las Vegas. Rather, look for them on rocky coasts during migration and winter.

Comments: Breeds in mountains of Alaska and northwestern Canada; winters along the Pacific coast from central California to central South America.

Wandering Tattler (Heteroscelus incanus) Wandering Tattler (Heteroscelus incanus)
Wandering Tattler (Heteroscelus incanus)
Wandering Tattler: all gray
Wandering Tattler (Heteroscelus incanus)
In flight, no white in the wings and tail
Wandering Tattler (Heteroscelus incanus)
Wandering Tattler in flight
Wandering Tattler (Heteroscelus incanus)
Wandering Tattler in flight with a Black Turnstone
Wandering Tattler (Heteroscelus incanus)
Wandering Tattler in typical habitat with Black Turnstones
Wandering Tattler (Heteroscelus incanus)
Wandering Tattler in the Galapagos Islands
Note: All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate.
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