Green Sandpiper

Name: Green Sandpiper

Scientific name: Tringa ochropus

Category: Birds

Nature Stars: 50

What are nature stars?

About: A medium sized, elegant sandpiper, about 22cm long. Very dark blackish-green above, spotted with white and with a bright white belly. Green Sandpipers have a medium-length straight black bill and dark greenish legs. Green Sandpipers feed around the edge o

How to identify: Sandpipers can be a difficult group of birds to get to grips with. When they fly, Green Sandpipers look black above, with a white belly and a white rump. They are most similar to Wood Sandpiper and Common Sandpiper, but are much darker than both.

Where: A winter visitor and passage migrant to inland wetlands throughout Britain.

Natural Superpowers

  • Predator: 40
  • Agility: 60
  • Rarity: 50
  • Cute factor: 40
  • Traveller: 80

Fantastic fact: Green Sandpipers nest in trees, using old thrush nests.

Photograph credit: Photo credit tbc

comments

  • Foxalas
    • Date: 2010-02-19 13:57:37
    • Foxalas

    I have seen one!!