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Common Greenshank

(Tringa nebularia)
Alternate name(s): "Greenshank"
Size: 30-35 cm; wing span 65-70 cm
Weight: 130-270 g

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Physical description

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Taxonomy, classification

See Common Greenshank at Wikipedia .

Range, habitat, finding this species

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Sightings

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Photos

ADULT

NON-BREEDING

Frontal view of a Common Greenshank in non-breeding plumage (photo courtesy of J. Greaves)
[Alfred Cove, Swan River, Perth, WA, January 2017]

Near-frontal view of a Common Greenshank in non-breeding plumage (photo courtesy of J. Greaves)
[Alfred Cove, Swan River, Perth, WA, January 2017]

Close-up lateral view of a Common Greenshank in non-breeding plumage (photo courtesy of J. Greaves)
[Alfred Cove, Swan River, Perth, WA, January 2017]

Lateral view of a Common Greenshank in non-breeding plumage (photo courtesy of J. Greaves)
[Alfred Cove, Swan River, Perth, WA, January 2017]

Lateral view of a Common Greenshank in non-breeding plumage (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Lee Point, Darwin, NT, August 2013]

Lateral view of 3 Common Greenshanks in non-breeding plumage (photo courtesy of J. Greaves)
[Alfred Cove, Swan River, Perth, WA, January 2017]

Various views, including near-dorsal and dorsal/ventral, of 3 Common Greenshanks in non-breeding plumage (photo courtesy of J. Greaves)
[Alfred Cove, Swan River, Perth, WA, January 2017]

Common Greenshanks in non-breeding plumage feeding on the edge of shallow, probably brackish, water in an estuary (photo courtesy of J. Greaves)
[Alfred Cove, Swan River, Perth, WA, January 2017]

Additional information

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