Wandering Tattler Facts

  • Name:
    Wandering Tattler
  • Scientific Name:
    Heteroscelus incanus
  • Family:
  • Length:
    26 - 29 cm (10.2 - 11.4 in)
Wandering Tattler Bird

Common migrant of Galapagos. Found throughout the year on rocky coasts


A rather plain, medium-sized wader, with a stout, straight bill, white supercilium and short, yellow legs. ADULT BREEDlNG: Dark-grey above, heavily barred below. ADULT NON-BREEDING / JUVENILE: Under parts unbarred, the pale grey breast contrasting with the white belly.


A clear 8-10-note trill, all on the same pitch.

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