Snipes, Sandpipers and Phalaropes (Scolopacidae)

Terek Sandpiper (Xenus cinereus) - HBW 3, p. 513

French: Chevalier bargette German: Terekwasserläufer Spanish: Andarríos del Terek

Taxonomy: Scolopax cinerea Güldenstädt, 1774, Terek River, Caspian Sea.
Often placed in Tringa; Tringa terek is synonym. In past, occasionally split into two subspecies, with recognition of australis; based on differences noted at winter quarters, but variation poorly understood. Monotypic.

Distribution: S Finland; NW Russia and Ukraine E through C Siberia to Anadyrland, mainly in boreal taiga zone, extending N into subarctic tundra and S to steppe fringes. Winters from SW, S & E Africa through Middle East, S Asia and Indonesia to N & W Australia.