Other Names: none
Distribution: northern Eurasia in summer; sub-Saharan Africa, India, and Australasia in winter.
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.