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This is a medium sized slim wader with dark grey plumage with white underparts and green legs with a slightly upturned bill.
It measures 32cm in length.
It has a wingspan of 70cm.
It weighs in at 190g.
There are around 750,000 to 1,500 pairs in the uk.
This migratory bird can be seen all over the uk
They feed on small invertebrates and will eat fish too.