Range. - Pacific coast of North America, breeding from British Columbia northward, and wintering south to Lower California.
This species, which has the form and habits of the preceding, is blackish above and on the breast; the rump and the base of the tail are white, being separated from each other by the black tail coverts. Their nesting habits are in no wise different from those of the common turnstone. The eggs are similar, but the markings are not so strikingly arranged. Size 1.60 x 1.10. Data.- Kutlik, Alaska, June 21, 1898. Nest simply a depression in the sand on the sea beach.