Wood Sandpiper Tringa glareola
Wood Sandpiper, Pivot Fields, Dubai, November 2010 - click for larger image

UAE
March / November 2010

Wood Sandpiper breeds in northern Europe and Asia often in swampy areas such as peat bogs and mainly between the tundra and the coniferous forest. In the northern winter they migrate to sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East, India, south-east Asia and Australia.

Wood Sandpiper, Pivot Fields, Dubai, November 2010 - click for larger image

It is similar to Green Sandpiper T. ochropus but upperparts are paler and the supercilium is more marked while the legs are longer and more yellow.

Its alarm call, given when flushed, is a series of "jiff-iff-iff-iff" notes.

Wood Sandpiper, Pivot Fields, Dubai, November 2010 - click for larger image
Wood Sandpiper, Al Ain Compost Plant, Abu Dhabi, March 2010 - click for larger image
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