Buff-breasted Sandpiper : Rare Bird Sighted
A rare bird from the arctic tundra, Buff-breasted sandpiper, was sighted in Kannur, Kerala.
- Buff-breasted Sandpiper is one of the most delicately beautiful of the shorebirds.
- It breeds in the open arctic tundra of North America and usually in winters in South America.
- It is a champion long-distance migrant, leaving high-Arctic dry tundra nesting grounds and migrating thousands of miles to winter on the grasslands of Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, and Paraguay.
- Conservation status
- IUCN: Near Threatened