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Common Redshank, Tringa totanus

Common Redshank Rødben Tureluur Punajalkaviklo Chevalier gambette
Rotschenkel Pettegola Rødstilk Archibebe común Rödbena

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Iceland 2005
Redshanks breed in appropriate habitat in Europe and across
central Asia into western China.
While many of the birds in western Europe and Iceland are sedentary
others migrate to Africa and southern Asia during the northern winter.

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It nests in a wide variety of inland and coastal wetlands
but tends to winter on or near the coast.
3 to 4 eggs is laid, and both parents brood for 22-25 days.
The chickens are able to fly after antoher 3-4 weeks.

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The red legs and red base to the bill are usually conspicuous and, in flight, note the
white trailing edge to the wings, the pointed white rump and the projecting red toes.
See photo above.

Not very old yet.....
Iceland 2005
It is very noisy and seems to act as a sentinel for other wader species.

What I learned was that they weren't easy to shoot, neither in daytime nor at night.
Iceland 2005


common greenshank Tringa nebularia
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wood sandpiper, Tringa glareola
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green sandpiper, Tringa ochropus
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