Common Sandpiper - photo by Rajiv Lather
Common Sandpiper (Actitis hypoleucos) is a common winter visitor in Haryana. This bird is found in the wetlands. Order: CICONIIFORMES Family: Tringinae Size: 20 cm Call: high pitched see see see see
Identification: White eyebrows, brown side of breast and faintly barred wing coverts. Bill is short (2-3cm), legs short and greenish. Adult breeding plumage: Arrow-shaped markings on the back. In flight: Dark rump, barred white edges to dark tail, white diagonal wing bar meeting white trailing edges of primaries.
Food: Invertebrates, crustacean, worms, insects, spiders, centipedes. They also scavenge food scraps thrown out by people from boats or waterside activities.