The patterned feathers and pigments significantly impact the appearance of these birds

These birds are often found chilling in pairs or groups in alpine or rocky habitats. The two species of seedsnipe included in this genus are bulky, short-legged, and a walking piece of art. The patterns and colors of this bird seem like a gifted artist carefully made each stroke to highlight every feather.

The Rufous-bellied Seedsnipe is more cryptic in appearance when compared with the White-bellied Seedsnipe. The name of these birds pretty much reflects their appearance. The short beak perfectly complements this medium-sized grouselike figure making it look outstanding.