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The Three-banded Plover or Three-banded Sandplover (Charadrius tricollaris) is a species of wading bird resident in much of eastern and southern Africa and Madagascar. It is found mainly on inland rivers, pools and lakes. The adult is 7 inches in l...

The Southern Lapwing (Vanellus chilensis) is a species of wading bird that is a common resident throughout South America, except in dense forested regions, higher altitudes of the Andes, and the arid coast of western South America. It is fairly common ...

The White-tailed Lapwing or White-tailed Plover (Vanellus leucurus) is a species of wading bird found in Iraq, Iran and southern Russia. Birds from Iraq and Iran are mostly resident, but Russian birds are migratory and winter in south Asia, the Middle ...

The Sociable Lapwing or Sociable Plover (Vanellus gregarius) is a species of wading bird found in Russia and Kazakhstan. It is migratory and winters further south throughout Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Armenia, Iran,...

The Masked Lapwing (Vanellus miles), formerly known as the Masked Plover and often called simply "Plover", is a species of bird native to Australia. It hails mostly from the northern and eastern regions of the continent. It is most common around the ed...

The Upland Sandpiper (Bartramia longicauda) is a species of shorebird found in open grasslands and fields across central North America and Alaska. It is migratory and winters in South America. It is a very rare visitor to Europe, and mostly only occurs...

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 habit...

The Marsh Sandpiper (Tringa stagnatilis) is a species of wading bird that breeds in open grassy steppe and taiga wetlands from eastern Europe to central Asia. It is migratory and most of the populations winter in Africa, and India. Smaller populations ...

The Solitary Sandpiper (Tringa solitaria) is a species of wading bird that breeds in the woodlands across much of Alaska and Canada. It is migratory and winters in Central and South America. It is very common in the Amazon River basin, and the Caribbea...

The Green Sandpiper (Tringa ochropus) is a species of wading bird that breeds across sub-Arctic Europe and Asia. It is migratory and winters in southern Europe and Asia, and tropical Africa. This bird has a dark green back, grayish head and breast ...

The Lesser Yellowlegs (Tringa flavipes) is species of shorebird found from Alaska to Quebec. It is found in clearings near ponds in boreal forest. It nests on the ground, mainly in open dry areas. It is migratory and winters along the Gulf Coast of the...

The Spotted Greenshank or Nordmann's Greenshank (Tringa guttifer) is a species of wading bird of eastern Russia. It is found along the south-western and northern coasts of the Sea of Okhotsk and on Sakhalin Island during the breeding season. Its non-b...

The Greenshank (Tringa nebularia) is a species of wading bird of the family Scolopacidae. It is a sub-Arctic bird, breeding from northern Scotland east across northern Europe and Asia. It is migratory and winters in Africa, south Asia, and Australia. I...

The Common Redshank (Tringa totanus) is a species of wading bird of the family Scolopacidae. It is closely related to the Marsh Sandpiper and more closely related to the Wood Sandpiper. It is a widespread breeding bird across much of Europe and norther...

The Spotted Redshank (Tringa erythropus) is a species of wading bird that occurs in the Arctic regions. It is found across northern Scandinavia and northern Asia. It is migratory and winters around the Mediterranean, the southern British Isles, France,...

The Wandering Tattler (Tringa incana (formerly Heteroscelus incanus)), is a species of wading bird found in Alaska and northwestern Canada in summer. It nests in rocky areas along mountain streams. At other times, it is found on rocky islands in the so...

The Gray-tailed Tattler (Tringa brevipes (formerly Heteroscelus brevipes)), is a species of shorebird found on stony riverbeds in northeast Siberia. Though it nests on the ground, it is often found perching in trees. It is a strongly migratory bird and...

The Red Phalarope (Phalaropus fulicarius), known as the Grey Phalarope in Europe, is a species of wading bird that is found in the Arctic regions of North America and Eurasia. It is migratory and winters mainly at sea on tropical oceans. The Red Ph...

The Australian Painted-snipe (Rostratula australis) is a species of wading bird native to Australia, though its distribution is scattered and any particular area is unpredictable. It was previously very common in the Riverina. Its habitat includes shal...

The Greater Painted Snipe (Rostratula benghalensis) is a species of wading bird found in the marshes of Africa, India and southeast Asia (Sulawesi). Its preferred habitat are fringes of reed beds along shorelines of marshes, swamps, ponds and streams. ...