Scientific Name: Xenus cinereus
Malay Name: Kedidi Sereng
Chinese Name: 翘嘴鹬
Breeds from northeast Europe to east Siberia; winters (mostly coastal) in Africa, southeast Asia, Australia, and the Indonesian archipelago.
Size: 22-25 cm
A short-legged sandpiper with distinctive upturned bill. While its orange-red legs recall Common Redshank, Terek shows much shorter legs and an upturned bill. In flight, lacks white wing-bar (unlike Common Sandpiper), and has prominent white trailing edge to wing.
Habitat: Winters mostly on coastal mudflats and sandflats.
Behaviour/Ecology: Often associates with Common Redshanks and other waders, especially at Sungei Buloh.
Local Status: Uncommon migrant
Conservation Status: Least Concern (BirdLife International 2019)
Location: Any area of suitable habitat such as Sungei Buloh, Yishun Dam, Pasir Ris Park, or Chek Jawa.
BirdLife International. (2019). Xenus cinereus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2019. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T22693251A155505422.en. Accessed on 19 December 2021
Robson, C. (2014). Field guide to the birds of South-East Asia (Second Edition). Bloomsbury Publishing, London.