Medium-sized wader (L 23 cm), recognized by upcurved and long bill, dirty-grey and colourless plumage with black V on back. Occurs mainly on muddy riversides and lakeshores, nest typically placed among greyed driftwood on riverbanks. The diet consists of small aquatic invertebrates. Migrant.
Reasons for the need for protection/inclusion in annex I
The species is rare in EU, where its breeding population is unlikely to exceed 25 pairs. The major threats are the loss and degradation of habitat and human disturbance.
yellow = summer visitor
green = resident
blue = winter visitor
Population : about 20 pairs
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