Spotted Redshank (Tringa erythropus)
Spotted Redshank, Hazelwood Marshes, Suffolk, England, September 2005 - click for larger image Hazelwood Marshes, Suffolk, England,
September 2005

The Spotted Redshank breeds in open wooded tundra in northern Europe and Siberia. It migrates to western and southern Europe, the Middle East, southern Asia and to sub-Sahara Africa during the winter when it is found on a variety of wetland habitats.

Spotted Redshank, Hazelwood Marshes, Suffolk, England, September 2005 - click for larger image In breeding plumage it is almost entirely black with some white dots on the upperparts and dark red legs. In non-breeding plumage, seen here, it has greyish upperparts and a prominent white supercilium above a dark line across the lores. This helps to distinguish it from the Common Redshank T totanus but notice also the longer, finer bill which is dark with some red restricted to the base of the lower mandible. The bill has a slight downward droop near the tip.
Spotted Redshank, Hazelwood Marshes, Suffolk, England, September 2005 - click for larger image
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