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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

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Sightings

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Photos

ADULT

Sex unknown

NON-BREEDING

Near-frontal view of a Common Greenshank in non-breeding plumage
[Campus of Sultan Qaboos University, near Muscat, September 2009]

Lateral view of the same Common Greenshank as above
[Campus of Sultan Qaboos University, near Muscat, September 2009]

Dorsal view of a Common Greenshank in non-breeding plumage
[Campus of Sultan Qaboos University, near Muscat, September 2009]

Common Greenshank preening
[Campus of Sultan Qaboos University, near Muscat, September 2009]

Additional information

More photos have been obtained by us in Australia.

Food, Diet

Like other members of the Tringa, Xenus and Actitis families we have seen Common Greenshanks hunt insects and other small animals along the edges of shallow water. Common Greenshanks were seen by us around fresh water.

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