Redshank


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 Length: 28 cm Wingspan: 62 cm Weight: M: 110 g   F: 130 g
 Scientific name from: Gr.: trungas=a waterbird mentioned by Aristotle and Italian: totano=the Redshank
 World Distribution: BREEDS: Europe, n&c Asia, WINTERS: to S. Africa & Indonesia
 Habitat: Rivers, wet grassland, moors & estuaries
 Diet: Invertebrates, esp earthworms, cranefly larvae (inland) crustaceans, molluscs, marine worms (estuaries)
 Tit Bit: On coastal marshes this is usually the first bird to be disturbed, flying off with a noisy cry – giving rise to the name ‘sentinel of the marsh’.

http://blx1.bto.org/birdfacts/results/bob5460.htm

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