|Long distance migrant. Breeds in Arctic Europe and Asia.
Scrape on the ground.
Small invertebrates picked off the mud.
The numbers of this species strangely depend on the population of
Lemmings. In poor Lemming years, predatory species such as Skuas and
Snowy Owls take these Arctic-breeding waders instead.
The breeding adult has an orange wash to the breast, a white throat and
a strong white V on its back. In winter plumage identification is
difficult. Juveniles have pale crown stripes and a pinkish breast.