blp shabash 430x45

Common Greenshank

Common Greenshank (Image ID 32044)
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
PBIG starsImages are assessed for the Premier Bird Images Gallery (PBIG) by a panel of three judges, who each award a score of up to 15 points to each image.  The PBIG star rating for the image is obtained from these scores as follows:
  • 5-star: the two highest scores total 29 or 30
  • 4-star: the two highest scores total 28
  • 3-star: the two highest scores total 27
  • 2-star: the two highest scores total 26, or there is one score of 14 or 15
  • 1-star: there is one score of 13
Images with 4 or 5 star ratings are in the Premier Bird Images gallery. Not all images have been assessed by the PBIG judging panel.  For details, see About Us - Our Galleries - Premier Bird Images Gallery.
This image is not available for download.
Previous9/14 in Marathon MigratorsNext
Previous904/1160 by Ian WilsonNext
Previous24/32 of Common GreenshankNext
Previous728/1038 of Snipe, Sandpipers, Godwits, Curlew, Stints and PhalaropesNext
Previous17814/24649 OverallNext
Use the arrows at the left and Right hand side of this page to display the Next/Previous photographs in that group, or click on one of the blue links above to start a slide show in that group (group slide shows are only allowed if there are less than 1000 images in the group).


The easiest way to contact us is by emailing us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Our People page, in the About Us section, contains email links to each of the committee members.