Common Redshank

Other Names: Redshank

Distribution: Widespread throughout the Old World; generally summers in temperate areas of the Northern Hemisphere.

Description:

Size: 30 cm in length.

Plumage: In summer, a marbled brown color, slightly lighter below. In winter plumage they become lighter-toned and the patterning fades, becoming plain grayish-brown above and off-white below. They have bright red legs and a black-tipped red bill, and show white up the back and on the wings in flight.

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Common Redshank

Common Redshank

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