Recently reclassified as Tringa, the two Tattler species are extremely difficult to separate, especially in non-breeding plumage. Birds in winter quarters frequently meet in the South Pacific, this, also known as Siberian Tattler, arriving from the Asian side, Wandering from the American. Grey-tailed is a familiar winterer on South-east Asian and Australian coasts, and tends to prefer muddy estuaries or sandflats, birds are usually alone or in quite small groups. It has occured in Britain twice, the first was suppressed, the second stayed over a month in North Scotland, and is illustrated (right).

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