It is rather remarkable how few species of limicoline birds breed on the British coast-line.
The young of all limicoline birds are hatched covered with down, and are able to run soon after their breaking from the shell.
Its habits on the shore are very similar to those of the other limicoline species.
With the present species we exhaust the number of limicoline birds that nest upon the shore in the British Islands.
It also, Rail-like, frequently alights on trees and fences, a habit I have not remarked in any other limicoline species.