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Sandpiper, Marsh
Bird Info
Bird Info
Conservation status
Scientific Name:
Tringa stagnatilis
Afghanistan, Africa, Alaska, Albania, Angola, Asia, Atlantic Islands, Australasia, Australia, Austria, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, British Isles, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burundi, Cambodia, Central Africa, China, Comores, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, East Africa, East Timor, Eastern Cape Province, Eastern Europe excluding Russia, England, Estonia, Europe, Finland Read more
Related Reading
The global population is estimated to number c.260,000-1,200,000 individuals (Wetlands International, 2006), while national population estimates include: c.100-10,000 breeding pairs, > c.10,000 individuals on migration and c.1,000-10,000 wintering individuals in China; c.50-10,000 winteri ...
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It resembles a small elegant Greenshank, with a long fine bill and very long yellowish legs. Like the Greenshank, it is greyish brown in breeding plumage, paler in winter, and has a white wedge up its back that is visible in flight. However, it is more closely related to the Common Redshank and the Wood Sandpiper (Pereira & Baker, 2005). Together, they form a group of smallish shanks which tend to have red or reddish legs, and in breeding plumage are generally a subdued, light brown above with some darker mottling, with a pattern of somewhat diffuse small brownish spots on the breast and neck. The length is 22–26 cm (8.7–10 in), wingspan is 55–59 cm (22–23 in) and weight is 45–120 g (1.6–4.2 oz).[ 2] ...
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