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Wood Sandpiper

The Wood Sandpiper (Tringa glareola) is a species of wading bird that breeds in sub-Arctic wetlands from the Scottish Highlands across Europe and Asia. It is migratory and winters in Africa and southern Asia, including India. Its preferred winter habitat is fresh waters.

This bird has a short fine bill, brown back and long yellowish legs. It has a small white rump patch. It is closely related to the Common Redshank and Marsh Sandpiper. The Wood Sandpiper nests on the ground, or reuses an old tree from another bird, such as the Fieldfare. These birds forage in shallow water or on wet mud. They eat insects and similarly small prey.

The Wood Sandpiper is one of the species to which the Agreement on the Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds (AEWA) applies.

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