Spotted Redshank (Tringa erythropus) - Breeding Plumage

Spotted Redshank

The shanks and tattlers are waders with medium-length bills and long, often brightly colored legs.

Unlike other waders that will usually probe in the mud for prey, shanks will chase visible prey.

They are also more commonly found in fresh water environments than other waders.

Depending on the species, they will either nest on the ground or in trees, sometimes using nests of other birds (including thrushes.




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