This inspiring, robin-sized shorebird should receive a medal for its incredible annual odyssey from Argentina to the Arctic tundra, a distance of over 20,000 miles, with about 3,000 miles of it over open water.
This remarkable bird is a short-necked, short-legged, terrestrial "shorebird" with a long bill. The eyes are set back on its head. When this bird is flushed, its short wings make a startling whirring sound.
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