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Ruddy Turnstone

Arenaria interpres

Description:

It is a small wading birdI, 22 - 24 cm long with a wingspan of 50 - 57 cm , 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. Ruddy Turnstones typically feed on insects in the summer, though their diet is extended to other invertebrates such as crustaceans, mollusks, and worms in other seasons. They have also been observed preying on the eggs of other bird species such as gulls, terns, ducks, and even other turnstones, though this behavior is uncommon. In the majority of observed cases, Turnstones typically go after undefended or unattended nests, puncturing the shells with their beaks to get at the contents within

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.

Notes:

This is one of the newest birds that recently started visiting ornithological park Palud :)

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12 Comments

injica
injica 7 years ago

Podrucjem upralja natura histrica, ranger je njen namjestenik i ujedno on je ornitolog ;)

FaredinAliyevski
FaredinAliyevski 7 years ago

Hahah, we are both working for jopy :)

Jopy
Jopy 7 years ago

I'm impressed :D and faredin found almost brown bird... :)
ma pusti rangera, ima li u rezervatu biolog, ili neko ko upravlja područjem ili neko iz DZZP....

injica
injica 7 years ago

;) I guess Jopy even the universe had made everything in order to get you the right color ;D Ovaj....pa imali smo mali nesporazum prije nekog vremena sa rangerom....jer smo vozili prebrzo....i sad nas covjek mrzi otprilike....pa ne znam kome bi javila.

FaredinAliyevski
FaredinAliyevski 7 years ago

See jopy, that's a friend :)

Jopy
Jopy 7 years ago

haha what an honor, i get color i want :D
jel nekome budeš javila da si vidila ovu pticu?

injica
injica 7 years ago

Of course, I love to please her ;D ha ha ha

FaredinAliyevski
FaredinAliyevski 7 years ago

Injica you got a bird just because jopy asked for brown colors :)

injica
injica 7 years ago

Thank you! That would be the 2nd time ever that is seen there ;)))

Yes it is, a juvenile. Turnstone in English.

injica
injica 7 years ago

Prekrasno leti :)

Jopy
Jopy 7 years ago

baš je lijepa, ali nažalost, ne mogu pomoći :(

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Spotted on Aug 15, 2013
Submitted on Aug 15, 2013

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