Medium-sized lon-legged (L 40 cm), with whiter ground colour, long bill and small black spots on breast and flanks. Nesting habitat include steppe areas with sedge and small scattered willows and birches around water-bodies. The species is poorly known. Migrant.
Reasons for the need for protection/inclusion in annex I
The species is classified as Globally Threatened. The size of the world population is though to be in the order of 400 individuals. Declines throughout the twentieth century are thought to have been caused mainly by habitat loss and hunting.
yellow = summer visitor
green = resident
blue = winter visitor
occasional : 174 records since 1900
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