Range. - Whole of North America, breeding in the Arctic regions, and wintering south of the
United States, most abundant in the eastern parts of the United States during migrations.
This species is blackish brown above, with light brown edgings to the feathers, and white below, except the chest, which is brownish, streaked with black. A very peculiar species, having the power, during the mating season, of inflating the throat to a great extent, making a balloonlike appendage, nearly the size of the bird. They have more the habits of Snipe, than do most of the Sandpipers, frequenting grassy meadows or marshes, in preference to the seashore. Their nests are grass lined depressions, and the eggs are grayish or greenish buff, blotched with brown. Size 1.45 x 1.00. Data. - Cape Smythe, Alaska, June 1900. Four eggs in a hollow in the ground, lined with grass
Sharp-tailed Sandpiper. Pectoral Sandpiper.