Wood Sandpiper

wood-sandpiper

 Hindi name: Chupka/ Chobaha/ Titvari

Wood sandpiper is a widespread migratory wading bird of Europe and Asia which overwinters in Africa. 

How does the bird appear…

It is the smallest of the shanks. It has short fine bill, brown back and longer yellowish legs. It shows white rump patch.

Habitat: Where to find this bird?

It is found near freshwater.

Food

Its diet varies seasonally. It forages by probing in shallow water or on wet mud. It feeds mainly on insects but also takes invertebrates, small fish, frogs and plant matter.

Breeding & Nesting

It breeds between March to May.  It nests on the ground or uses an abandoned old tree nest of another bird.

 

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