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Ruddy Turnstone

Arenaria interpres

Description:

The Ruddy Turnstone (Arenaria interpres) is a small wading bird, one of two species of turnstone in the genus Arenaria. It is now classified in the sandpiper family Scolopacidae but was formerly sometimes placed in the plover family Charadriidae. 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.

Habitat:

The Wadden Sea around Terschelling.


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Terschelling, Friesland, Netherlands

Lat: 53.37, Long: 5.30

Spotted on Apr 29, 2013
Submitted on Apr 29, 2013

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