Snipes, Sandpipers and Phalaropes (Scolopacidae)

Grey-tailed Tattler (Heteroscelus brevipes) - HBW 3, p. 514

French: Chevalier de Sibérie German: Grauschwanz-Wasserläufer Spanish: Playero Siberiano
Other common names: Grey-rumped/Grey-tailed Sandpiper, Polynesian/Siberian Tattler

Taxonomy: Totanus brevipes Vieillot, 1816, Timor.
Sometimes placed in genus Tringa. Forms superspecies with H. incanus, with which sometimes considered conspecific. Monotypic.

Distribution: NC & NE Siberia in Putorana Mts, and from Verkhoyansk Mts and Transbaikalia E to Anadyrland; probably also Kamchatka and N Kuril Is. Winters from Taiwan, Malay Peninsula and Philippines through Indonesia, New Guinea and Solomon Is to Australia, a few reaching New Zealand; also Fiji and Tuvalu.

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