Upper body mottled brown with yellow-brown edges. Underparts white with pale brown streaks on the breast and sides of the belly. Curved white stripe above the eye and brown stripe through the eye. Legs dark green. Bill black. Body up to 20 cm long.
Sharp-tailed Sandpipers migrate from the northern hemisphere where they breed, to Victoria in summer. They arrive in September and depart in February-March.
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