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Grey-tailed Tattler
Heteroscelus brevipes
Grey Tailed Tattler

Photo Courtesy of Birdway Australia
Bird Family :"Sandpipers"
Description :Common local species. Length 25cm. Feeds on reef flats at low tide. Eats molluscs, crustaceans and insects. Roost on rocks and in mangroves at high tide. Call is a fluty ' troo-eet ' , ' weet-eet '.
Typical Habitat :Estuaries, mangroves, rocky coast and reefs.
Distribution :Common to coastal areas.
Migration :Summer migrant to Australia. Migrates to China, Taiwan and Australasia to breed. Juveniles and some adults may over-winter here.
Introduced :No
Seen North Qld :  Yes
EPBC :Migratory

      Additional info ..locations seen (15)  ..   observations (23)  ..   habitats seen (1)  ..    
      EPBC = Environmental Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act (Commonwealth)

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