Terek Sandpiper

Scientific Name: Xenus cinereus
Common Name: Terek Sandpiper 

Identifying Features: long upcurved bill, grey back, face and breast, dark brown wings, white belly, yellow legs

Fun Facts:

  • It is named after the Terek River which flows into the west of the Caspian Sea, as it was first observed around this area.
  • It feeds in a distinctive and very active way, chasing insects and other mobile prey, and sometimes then running to the water’s edge to wash its catch.


This image was clicked by Imran Shah – via Flickr.

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