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Gray-tailed Tattler

Tringa brevipes

A close relative of our Wandering Tattler, replacing it as a breeding bird in Siberia; the two may winter together sometimes in coastal Australia. The Gray-tailed Tattler is not so tied to rocky shorelines as its American counterpart, being found more often on mudflats. It occurs as a rare but regular migrant in western Alaska.
Family Sandpipers
A close relative of our Wandering Tattler, replacing it as a breeding bird in Siberia; the two may winter together sometimes in coastal Australia. The Gray-tailed Tattler is not so tied to rocky shorelines as its American counterpart, being found more often on mudflats. It occurs as a rare but regular migrant in western Alaska.
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A mellow, whistled, up-slurred too-weet.
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