Common Greenshank

Other Names: none

Distribution: northern Eurasia in summer; sub-Saharan Africa, India, and Australasia in winter.

Western Palearctic

Description:

Size: 30-35 cm in length with a 68-70 cm wingspan, weighing 125-290 g.

Plumage: Common Greenshanks are brown in breeding plumage, with a coarse, dark, and fairly crisp breast pattern as well as much black on the shoulders and back. They are gray-brown in winter. They have long greenish legs and a long bill with a gray base. They show a white wedge shape on the back in flight. The legs are gray and the eyes are black.

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Common Greenshank

Common Greenshank

Bill Shape
curved
dagger
Regions
alaska
aleutians
california
labrador
new foundland
new york
nova scotia
quebec
Tail Shape
squared-tail
Wing Shape
pointed-wings
Habitat
Forests
Grasslands
Color
brown
Body Shape
sandpiper
Size
medium
Order
waders, shorebirds, seabirds - charadriiformes
sandpipers, phalaropes and allies - scolopacidae
Conservation Status
Least Concern
Bird Species