13 November, 2009

Common Greenshank

 File:Common Greenshank (Tringa nebularia) at Bharatpur I IMG 5523.jpg

Scientific Name: Tringa nebularia

Population Estimate: 440K - 1.5M

Range / Habitat: Migratory species, breeding from northern Scotland eastwards across northern Europe and Asia. Winters in Africa, the Indian Subcontinent, and Australasia, usually on fresh water.

Field Notes: Medium-sized wader with brown-grey upperparts and buff underneath. They have long greenish legs and a long, slightly upturned bill with a grey base.

Personal Notes: Seen at Donana National Park, Spain.

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