Wood Sandpiper

Tringa glareola

Armenian Name: Ֆիֆի
Wood Sandpiper

See Plate 28 for Wood Sandpiper and other similar species

Resident Status: Migrant
Abundance: Common
Length:19-21 cm, Wing Span:56-57 cm
Distribution Map: Map 130.
Description: Brown-gray upperparts with numerous whitish spots. In flight, shows gray underwing, square white rump, and narrowly-barred tail. Straight black bill has green tinge at base; long yellowish to olive-green legs.
Similar Species: Differs from Green Sandpiper by slimmer size, longer paler legs, browner upperparts, and gray underwing. Much smaller than Common Greenshank.
Behavior: Swims well.
Habitat: Muddy shores, marshes.
Food: Invertebrates.