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Green Sandpiper

(Tringa ochropus)
Size: 21-24 cm; wing span 57-61 cm
Weight: 53-112 g

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Physical description

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Taxonomy, classification

See Green Sandpiper at Wikipedia .

Range, habitat

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Sightings

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Photos

ADULT

NON-BREEDING

Near-frontal view of a Green Sandpiper in non-breeding plumage
[Campus of Sultan Qaboos University, near Muscat, November 2009]

Lateral view of a Green Sandpiper in non-breeding plumage
[Campus of Sultan Qaboos University, near Muscat, September 2009]

Green Sandpiper seen in different light conditions
[Campus of Sultan Qaboos University, near Muscat, December 2009]

Green Sandpiper on the hunt

Green Sandpiper stalking prey in shallow water
[Campus of Sultan Qaboos University, near Muscat, November 2009]

Green Sandpiper (left) and Common Sandpiper (right) seen next to each other
[Campus of Sultan Qaboos University, near Muscat, November 2009]

This Green Sandpiper is having its rest on-shore
[Campus of Sultan Qaboos University, near Muscat, September 2009]

This Green Sandpiper prefers to sit on a stone surrounded by water
[Campus of Sultan Qaboos University, near Muscat, December 2009]

Food, Diet

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

Green Sandpiper trying to swallow a fish, but it is a tight fit
[Campus of Sultan Qaboos University, near Muscat, November 2009]

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