Common Greenshank – Natural Bird Sound

Common Greenshank – Natural Bird Sound

The common greenshank is a wader in the large family Scolopacidae, the typical waders.

Body length 35 cm. Iris brown. The muzzle is long and slightly upwardly curved, grey-black. Feet long, yellow-green.

Common greenshanks are brown in breeding plumage, and grey-brown in winter. When in water, they can appear very similar to marsh sandpipers but are distinguished by the shape of the lower bill which gives it an upturned appearance to the bill.

They show a white wedge on the back in flight. They are somewhat larger than the related common redshank.

The usual call is a rapid series of three short fluty notes syllabilized as teu-teu-teu.

Like most waders, they feed on small invertebrates, but will also take small fish and amphibians.

Breeds in northern Eurasia in summer. In winter, they migrate to Africa, southern Asia, Australia, Southeast Asia, and Taiwan to keep warm.

Video Source: 青足鷸(青腳鷸)/Common Greenshank from Chuenguey Hwang on Youtube CC BY

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