tall and slender; white eye-ring; straight bill (Texas, USA; 2006-04-03)

Upland Sandpiper
Bartramia longicauda

Native Range: North America

Notes: related to curlews; unusual for a sandpiper in that it frequents grasslands and prairies; often perches on fenceposts near its nest on the ground; when first landing on a perch, it usually holds its wings striaight upright for a second or two.

yellow legs; streaked neck and breast; pale face (Texas, USA; 2006-04-03)

dorsal view; bill yellow at base, black at tip (Texas, USA; 2006-04-03)