The Common Sandpiper is found over the greater part of the Old World.
A few varieties of shore birds breed here, as the Western willet, the Bartramian sandpiper, and the longbilled curlew.
Of the peculiar genera only a few examples may be mentioned: Eurynorhynchus, the spoon-billed sandpiper of Siberia; Syrrhaptes, the sandgrouse of central Asia; Muscicapa of Europe.
fuscicollis, Bonaparte's sandpiper, with white upper tail-coverts inhabits Arctic America, but reaches the greater part of South America in winter, whilst T.
The broad-billed sandpiper, T.