A migratory (spring: March – April, autumn: September – October), breeding species in Cyprus with few pairs in the Akamas peninsula. It’s seen mostly singly or in groups of few individuals (during migration), while in pairs at the breeding sites.
During migration it’s often seen at spots along the coastline of the Akamas, at seasonal small wetlands and along streams without densely vegetated banks, usually at sandy or gravel spots.
It nests at gravel points near streams or areas that hold some fresh water, with its nest being a shallow hollow on the ground. It’s a small wading species, with rather short, pale pinkish legs, a rather short, thin, dark bill and with ground-colored upperparts (greyish-brown back and crown), white underparts, black and white head with white forehead, throat and collar, black mask around the eye and collar. A distinctive feature from similar species is the presence of a yellow eye ring that is visible at close distance.