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Spotted Redshank

(Tringa erythropus)
German name(s): "Dunkelwasserläufer", "Dunkler Wasserläufer"
Size: 29-33 cm; wing span 61-67 cm
Weight: 120-205 g

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Physical description

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Taxonomy, classification

See Spotted Redshank at Wikipedia .

Range, habitat, finding this species

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Sightings

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Photos

ADULT

Sex unknown

NON-BREEDING

Near-lateral view of a Spotted Redshank in non-breeding plumage (photo courtesy of J. Pires)
[Tejo estuary, Portugal, December 2017]

Lateral view of a Spotted Redshank in non-breeding plumage; note the characteristic downward kink at the tip of the relatively long bill (photo courtesy of J. Pires)
[Tejo estuary, Portugal, December 2017]

Lateral view of a Spotted Redshank in non-breeding plumage (photo courtesy of J. Pires)
[Lagoa de Obidos, Caldas da Rainha, Leiria, Portugal, February 2019]

Lateral view of a Spotted Redshank in non-breeding plumage (photo courtesy of J. Pires)
[Tejo estuary, Portugal, March 2016]

Comparison of the head profiles of the two species of redshank in non-breeding plumage: Common Redshank on the left; Spotted Redshank on the right (photos courtesy of J. Pires)

Lteral view of a Spotted Redshank in non-breeding plumage in flight, wings up (photo courtesy of J. Pires)
[Lagoa dos Patos, Odivelas, Alentejo, Portugal, October 2019]

Lteral view of a Spotted Redshank in non-breeding plumage in flight, wings down; note the characteristic "cigar"-shaped white on the back (photo courtesy of J. Pires)
[Lagoa dos Patos, Odivelas, Alentejo, Portugal, October 2019]

Near-dorsal view of a Spotted Redshank in non-breeding plumage in flight, wings down (photo courtesy of J. Pires)
[Lagoa dos Patos, Odivelas, Alentejo, Portugal, October 2019]

Near-dorsal view of a Spotted Redshank in non-breeding plumage in flight, wings up (photo courtesy of J. Pires)
[Lagoa dos Patos, Odivelas, Alentejo, Portugal, October 2019]

Spotted Redshank in non-breeding plumage, front left, with various other waders (photo courtesy of J. Pires)
[Tejo estuary, Portugal, September 2018]

Call(s)/Song

For this species we have recorded the following call(s)/song. The interpretation of their meaning is our own; comments and suggestions for improvement are welcome.

sptshnk_jp_20200117.m4a (Portugal) Alarm/departure © JP

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