Wood Sandpiper (Leucism) – Natural Bird Sound

Wood Sandpiper (Leucism) – Natural Bird Sound

The wood sandpiper is a small wader. This Eurasian species is the smallest of the shanks, which are mid-sized long-legged waders of the family Scolopacidae.

The genus name Tringa is the New Latin name given to the green sandpiper by Aldrovandus in 1599 based on Ancient Greek trungas, a thrush-sized, white-rumped, tail-bobbing wading bird mentioned by Aristotle. The specific glareola is from Latin glarea, “gravel”.

Breeds in northeastern Eurasia. In winter, it migrates south to Africa and subtropical Asia.

Video Source: 鷹斑鷸(白變)/Wood Sandpiper(Leucism) from Chuenguey Hwang on Youtube  CC BY