|They breed in the northern tundra on Arctic islands in Canada
and coastal areas in Greenland and northwestern Europe.
They nest on the ground either elevated on rocks or in lower
damp location. The males makes several scrapes; the female
chooses one and lays 3 or 4 eggs.
They forage on rocky coasts, picking up food by sight. They mainly eat
arthropods,molluscs, and some plant material.
Adults have short yellow legs and a medium thin dark bill with a yellow
base. The body is dark on top with a slight purplish gloss and mainly
white underneath. The breast is smeared with grey and the rump is black.
20 - 22 cms.
42 - 46 cms.