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Ruddy Turnstone

Arenaria interpres

Description:

Photo take at the beach this is a common bird in this area small around 20 cm long white chest and brown checkered wings.It is a fairly small and stocky bird, 22–24 cm long with a wingspan of 50–57 cm and a weight of 85–150 gr. The dark, wedge-shaped bill is 2–2.5 cm long and slightly upturned. The legs are fairly short at 3.5 cm and are bright orange.

Habitat:

It is a highly migratory bird, breeding in northern parts of Eurasia and North America and flying south to winter on coastlines almost worldwide. It is the only species of turnstone in much of its range and is often known simply as Turnstone.

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Gerardo Aizpuru
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Gerardo Aizpuru

Mexico

Spotted on Dec 23, 2012
Submitted on Dec 23, 2012

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