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Common Greenshank

(Tringa nebularia)
Alternate name(s): "Greenshank"
German name(s): "Grünschenkel"

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

Additional information

More and better photos have been obtained by us in Australia.

ADULT

NON-BREEDING

Lateral view of a Common Greenshank in non-breeding plumage (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[November 2017]

Near-dorsal view of a Common Greenshank in non-breeding plumage; note the characteristic black spots along the white edge lining of the wing coverts (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[October 2018]

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