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The most common wader in Svalbard. Small, stocky wader with yellow-green legs, and a slightly downwards curving beak. The plumage is greyish black in the summertime, with rusty and yellowish edges to the feathers. Really cute!
Breeds on dry tundra throughout most of the Arctic. I found a pair of these at Ny-Alesund, near the marina area.
I know the photos aren't very clear, but I was actually on my way back to my ship as we were leaving when I saw these! So was only able to get a few blurry shots before I had to hurry along.