Upper body light grey-brown, underparts white. Curved white stripe above the eye. Bill narrow and curves down at the tip. Wings with a wide white stripe underneath. Legs black. When breeding: head, neck, beak and underparts red-brown. Body up to 23 cm long.
Curlew Sandpipers migrate from the northern hemisphere where they breed, to Victoria in summer. They arrive in September and depart in March-April.
Intertidal mudflats, also freshwater swamps and saltwater lakes.
Recorded in Australia
- DSE Advisory List : Not listed
- EPBC Act 1999 : Not listed
- IUCN Red List : Least Concern