UPLAND SANDPIPER FACTS
The Upland Sandpiper is a brown sandpiper with relatively long neck. The back and wings are dark brown an mottled. The neck and breast are brown and streaked with white. The head is brownish on top and white around the eye and chin. It has fairly short yellow bill and yellow legs. The underside is mostly white. Immature birds are similar to adults but more brown around the head and neck.
Upland Plover, Bartram's Sandpiper
found in open grassland
feeds on insects and other invertebrates, grain, seeds
Nests in small colonies. The nest is on the ground amongst long grass. Lays four eggs.
The Upland Sandpiper breeds in North America and migrates to South America in winter. It is a very rare vagrant to Australia. The Australian Museum has a specimen which according to their web site is "the only Upland Sandpiper (Bartramia longicauda) to have been collected in Australia".
Map is from Atlas of Living Australia website at http://biocache.ala.org.au licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License
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