Category: Migratory Birds
Breeds in north-eastern Siberia, Alaska and north-western Canada. This bird is staying in the tropics from September to May (austral summer) to avoid the severe cold in the Northern Hemisphere. This species is now present in all archipelagos. Juveniles aged of a few months, arrive at the same time as their parents. Unlike adults, they will remain on site during the austral winter that follows. We can observe errant bird throughout the year in French Polynesia.
Wader species. It is found on beaches, coral or rocks and reefs. In the high islands, they are sometimes found along the rivers in the quiet valleys.
“Oulili” repeated several times.
To listen the Wandering Tattler:
Recording from Philippe Raust:
Small fish and invertebrates. It runs along the shores and captures its prey by giving quick peck in mud or wet sand.
In June and July, from Siberia to Alaska and British Columbia. Nests on the ground in a slightly scraped area and bounded by the roots. 4 eggs 43 x 32 mm, grey and mottled brown. Both sexes incubate the eggs and raise the young. From the 15th days, they follow one of the two parents.
Original text by Caroline BLANVILLAIN – Supplements and update by various members of the SOP Manu.
Scientific Name: Tringa incana (Gmelin, 1789)
‘Uriri (Society), kuriri (Takapoto), torea (Mangareva), tuki, kikiriri, kivi (Marquesas), iivi, i’ivi (Tubuai, Rimatara, Rurutu), kekerei’a (Rapa)
Common throughout French Polynesia.
The species is classified as “Least Concern” (LC) on the IUCN Red List.