Range. - Arctic regions in summer; south through the United States, chiefly on the Atlantic coast, to South America.
Of about the same size as the Dowitchers, length 10.5 inches, but with a much shorter bill. In summer the entire under parts are a uniform reddish chestnut color. They are known to breed in Arctic America, from Point Barrow and Hudson Bay, northward, but no authentic eggs are known, at present, to exist in collections. One taken from a bird by Lieut. Greely, was a pea green color, specked with brown; size 1.10 x 1.00. As it was not fully developed, it was probably correct neither as to size nor color.
Knot. Purple Sandpiper.