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Common Greenshank

Common Greenshank
Photographed byIan Wilson on Fri 12th Dec, 2014 and uploaded by Rob Parker on Sun 30th Sep, 2018 .
CommentCommon Greenshank: Score 73%

Scientific Name: Tringa nebularia
Summer BG: Eurasia; Britain, Europe, C Asia, N Scotland & Scandinavia, E & S Siberia (Russia), Kamchatka Peninsula, NE Japan.
Overall Size: 30 - 35cm.
Conservation Status (BWL): Least Concern

This species was misidentified as Grey-tailed Tattler x1

The Common Greenshank is distinguishable from the Grey-tailed Tattler by the bill shape. The Common Greenshank has a slightly upturned bill, whereas the Grey-tailed Tattler has a relatively straight bill.

Some other identifying features for the Common Greenshank are:

- Heavily streaked in breeding plumage, pale and finely streaked in non-breeding plumage.

- Long greenish-yellow to grey-green legs.

- Folded wings extend slightly past tail tip.

- Feet extend beyond tail tip in flight.

- Base of bill is grey.
LocationWestern Treatment Plant, Werribee (Victoria)
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