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
- 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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