Redshank

Name: Redshank

Scientific name: Tringa totanus

Category: Birds

Nature Stars: 40

What are nature stars?

About: A large sandpiper, about 26cm long. Brownish all over with a paler belly. Redshank have a long straight bill, red at the base and black at the end, and long bright legs. Redshank are typical waders, feeding in shallow water around lakes, on marshes and ar

How to identify: The only other wader with red legs, the Spotted Redshank is larger, with longer legs and a longer bill with a small but noticeable hook at the very tip. When they fly, Redshank have a white triangular wedge up the back and a wide white triangle on the rea

Where: Widespread

Natural Superpowers

  • Predator: 40
  • Agility: 60
  • Rarity: 30
  • Cute factor: 40
  • Traveller: 80

Fantastic fact: Large numbers of Redshank come here from Iceland to spend the winter around our coasts.

Photograph credit: Photo credit tbc

comments

  • Dolphita
    • Date: 2012-10-31 13:36:10
    • Dolphita

    I love their long orange-red legs

  • Avocetiga
    • Date: 2012-07-23 18:30:51
    • Avocetiga

    I love red shanks! They have cool beaks and long red legs!

  • Avocetiga
    • Date: 2012-07-23 18:30:40
    • Avocetiga

    I love red shanks! They have cool beaks and long red legs!

  • Owluna
    • Date: 2011-05-29 14:51:53
    • Owluna

    I LOVE REDSHANKS I THINK IT NEEDS MORE INFORMATION AS IT DOSN'T SAY MUCH!