Spotted Redshank

Name: Spotted Redshank

Scientific name: Tringa erythropus

Category: Birds

Nature Stars: 70

What are nature stars?

About: A large, elegant sandpiper, about 32cm long. In the spring, adults are almost entirely blackish, with white spotting on the back and some white barring down the flanks. In non-breeding plumage they are pale grey above and silvery white below, with a dark

How to identify: The only other wader with red legs, the Redshank is smaller with shorter legs and a shorter bill with much more red on the base. When they fly, Spotted Redshank are dark, with a white 'cigar' shaped patch on the back.

Where: A scarce visitor on migration to shallow wetlands inland and around the coast.

Natural Superpowers

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

Fantastic fact: Spotted Redshank will sometimes swim in deep water to get closer to their shrimp prey.

Photograph credit: Photo credit tbc


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comments

  • Foxalas
    • Date: 2010-10-10 10:28:29
    • Foxalas

    I have yet to see one of these!!!