Species Details

@Syed Abbas (Birdwing,Bangladesh);

Terek Sandpiper Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Xenus cinereus
Family : Scolopacidae
Order : Charadriiformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : Coast
Description : The Terek Sandpiper is a greyish wader with short orange legs and an upcurved bill (adult bird length approximately 24 cm, weight 53 g, wing 13.5 cm, bill 4.8 cm, tarsus 2.6 cm, tail 5.2 cm). In the non-breeding season, it looks greyish-brown from above and white from below. It has a white forehead and supercilium. It feeds on insects and their larvae, small molluscs, crustaceans, spiders and annelid worms.
Distribution in Bangladesh
description written by:Fatema-Tuz-Zohora,Department of Zoology, Jagannath University,Dhaka;information source: Encyclopedia of Flora and Fauna of Bangladesh, Vol-26, iucnredlist.org;Photo credit and copyright:Syed Abbas (Birdwing,Bangladesh);taxonomic checklist:P. M. Thompson and S. U. Chowdhury (2020). A checklist of birds of Bangladesh.Birds Bangladesh;bird song owner:Albert Lastukhin(www.xeno-canto.org/Albert Lastukhin), bird sound copyright reserved according to www.xeno-canto.org rules; more information, please contact us.