Common Greenshank

Scientific Name: Tringa nebularia
Common Name: Common Greenshank

Identifying Features: yellow legs, long bill, white belly, brown upper parts

Fun Facts:

  • It is a migratory species, wintering in Africa, the Indian subcontinent, and Australasia, usually on fresh water.
  • It breeds on dry ground near marshy areas, laying about four eggs in a ground scrape.
  • Like most waders, they feed on small invertebrates, but will also take small fish and amphibians.


This image was clicked by Rafal Szozda via Flickr.

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