Brown upperparts, barred black and white; pale-brown, white-spotted underparts; grayish breast and eyebrows; yellow bill with a red base; green legs and long toes.
Secretive and difficult to see in the wild. Walks with cocked tail.
Insects and small aquatic animals.
Breeds in Europe. Winters in Africa and India. Migrates in small numbers through Jordan, south in autumn and north in spring. Occurs near water in regions such as Azraq and the Zarqa River.