October 1983 – vol. 76, issue 10, pp 446–448 As a medium-sized wader feeds in the marsh on a fine spring morning, its delicate movements are halted as it spots the observer. The bird's relatively small head, short tail and medium length, but rather slim, straight bill and longish legs indicate one of the smaller species of the genus Tringa. The intensely streaked head and breast, prominently mottled upperparts and conspicuous white eye-r... This article is only available to registered users.To read more, please log in or purchase a subscription.