Turnstone

Name: Turnstone

Scientific name: Arenaria interpres

Category: Birds

Nature Stars: 60

What are nature stars?

About: A medium sized, plover-like bird of rocky shores and gravel beaches. In the winter they are dark brown above, with a black pattern on the face and breast, a white chin and white belly. During the summer, adults have large orange and black patches on the b

How to identify: Unmistakeable. When they fly, Turnstones have a big white patch on the back, broad white wing bars and white patches at the base of the tail.

Where: A common winter visitor to our coasts. Small numbers may be found all the year round.

Natural Superpowers

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

Fantastic fact: Known in North America as the Ruddy Turnstone. There is a second species, the Black Turnstone that lives on the Pacific coast of North America.

Photograph credit: Photo credit tbc


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comments

  • Foxalas
    • Date: 2010-10-10 10:25:00
    • Foxalas

    I have seen one they are sooooo beautiful just like the pictures!!!

  • Foxalas
    • Date: 2010-02-19 13:44:00
    • Foxalas

    I think Turnstones have a beautiful plumage but I have yet to see one!!