A large black and white wader with, a long orange bill, orange eyes, and reddish-pink legs. In winter plumage they have an extra white mark on the throat.
Quite unmistakeable really.
In flight, it shows a wide white wing-stripe, a black tail, and a white rump that extends as a 'V' between the wings.
The sexes are similar, but at close range it's noticeable that the bill of the female is longer and thinner than that of the male.
I'm guessing this one's a male
Their habitat is the coastal rocks and beaches, sand dunes, shingle areas on rivers and lakes and intertidal mudflats.
They nest on the ground in the open, or in areas with sparse vegetation; built by both sexes, it consists of a shallow scrape either unlined or lined, with dead vegetation, small stones and other debris.
They will also nest on flat roofs of buildings.
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