Wingspan: 61-67 cm Bill is red with black tip. BIF0337, 31/08/2010, Serbitzer Becken, Germany, Patrick Franke, Spotted Redshank Tringa erythropus, calls in flight The moult occurs in staging areas before the birds reach the wintering grounds where the species is present between October and April. Multiple sizes available. On the underwing, coverts and axillaries are white. – migrates singly or in small to medium, rather dense flocks, Spotted Redshank Tringa erythropus, BREED The Spotted Redshank performs a swift, direct flight. The non-breeding adult has pale brownish-grey upperparts from forehead to mantle and scapulars (the latter with narrow fringes on the larger scapulars). The female lays a single brood of 4 pale green eggs with dark markings. Spotted Redshank: Large sandpiper, mostly black body in summer except for white rump, white spots on wings, barred tail. The tertials edges are conspicuously notched with white. The Spotted Redshank has beautiful sooty-black breeding plumage and long, needle-like bill. It is straight and slender with slight droop at tip. It is threatened by habitat loss in the wintering areas and on migration, but currently, the Spotted Redshank is not globally threatened. … RANGE: The Spotted Redshank is migratory. Swift direct flight when flushed. The female is slightly larger than male, with usually paler plumage, showing white tips to crown feathers and more white-edged feathers on the underparts. The tail is blackish to dark grey and narrowly barred white. At hatching, the chicks have dark grey down with fine darker markings above, dark head, and whitish chin and belly. Legs and feet are bright red. The cup is lined with grass, dead leaves, stems, pine needles and some feathers. BIF3163, 03/09/2017, Dornod, Mongolia, Mathias Putze, Spotted Redshank Tringa erythropus, AD BREED and NBREED Wing-coverts and tertials are spotted and notched whitish. It has a red legs and bill, and shows a white oval on the back in flight. It is black in breeding plumage, and very pale in winter. Taxonomically, it forms a close-knit group with several other large Tringa species, with molecular sequencing showing it to be a sister clade to that containing the greater yellowlegs and the common greenshank. BIF3164, 03/09/2017, Dornod, Mongolia, Mathias Putze, Spotted Redshank Tringa erythropus, AD NBREED Spotted redshank Redshank Where and when to see them The greenshank is confined to the N and W of Scotland in summer around boggy moorland and peatland pools. The long bill is blackish with red base of lower mandible. Common Redshank Tringa totanus brown and white spotted bird with orange beak and legs standing in a small puddle of water ... Common redshank bird tringa totanus in flight. The cheeks are whitish. Spotted Redshank: Large sandpiper, mostly black body in summer except for white rump, white spots on wings, barred tail. The Spotted Redshank is migratory. The laying takes place from mid-May to late June. Spotted Redshank Tringa erythropus, calls in flight BIF3166, 20/07/2018, Karrendorfer Wiesen, Germany, Patrick Franke By Williams, Peter. BIF1674, 11/07/2016, Polder Pinnow, Germany, Roland Neumann, Spotted Redshank Tringa erythropus, AD BREED>NBREED Adult summer Spotted Redshanks are very distinctive, being almost entirely black. Often rather wary, alerting other birds with its loud, fluty, whistled calls. It is black in breeding plumage, and very pale in winter. The Spotted Redshank feeds primarily on both aquatic and terrestrial insects and their larvae, but it also takes crustaceans, molluscs, worms, small fish and amphibians. Winter bird (shown) has gray upperparts and white underparts. Common redshank tringa totanus wading bird in flight above farmland...These Eurasian wader bird are common. Adults moult completely between July and October. The Spotted Redshank nests in scattered pairs with 2-3 nests/km² (maximum 15 nests). Other Names: none Distribution: northern Scandinavia and northwest Russia in summer; discontinuously throughout Africa and the Middle East in winter. Toes and little tarsus project beyond the tip of the tail during the flight. The male performs most of incubation and rears the chicks alone, as the female leaves up to one week before the eggs hatch. Ita: Totano moro Similar to: Common Greenshank. On the upperparts, the mantle is largely blackish, but scapulars, wing-coverts and tertials are blackish with white spotting and fringing. This is a large wader (shorebird), measuring 29–31 cm (11–12 in) long, with a wingspanof 61–67 cm (24–26 in) and a weight ranging from 121 to 205 g (4.3 to 7.2 oz). The Spotted Redshank has red legs and bill, shows a white oval on the back in flight. Biometrics: The species is a rare migrant in western Alaska, and strays have shown up at scattered points elsewhere in North America -- not only on both coasts, but also at some far inland sites, such as Ohio and Kansas. It breeds in the northernmost regions of Eurasia, and moves S to spend the winter as far as equatorial Africa, India and SE Asia. Weight: 159 g (97-230 g). Common Greenshank have green legs; Spotted Redshank have red legs. It is a monotypic species, with no recognised subspecies. It sometimes forms dense flocks, and the group members seem to chase prey in unison, moving while pecking or running in the same direction. The white to greyish-white underparts show grey wash on breast sides and upper flanks, whereas rear flanks and undertail are finely barred. It is also vulnerable to pollution and heavy harvesting of benthic fauna. The spotted redshank was first described by German zoologist Peter Simon Pallas in 1764. Stocky brown wader with bright red legs; compare with slenderer, far more gracile Spotted Redshank in juvenile and non-breeding plumage. Nonbreeding plumage is paler and grayer than smaller and chunkier Common Redshank. The Spotted Redshank is a wary, noisy wader, larger and more elegant than the Common Redshank. Nd: Zwarte Ruiter Striking breeding plumage dark overall. Bill is red with black tip. Chin and throat are whitish, and underparts are greyish and barred with brownish-grey. Juveniles h… Common Redshank: Large sandpiper, scaled black and brown upperparts, dark-streaked neck and breast, white eye-ring broken in front, pale belly and sides with dark chevrons. This is the first record since August 2010! It is known for its spectacular “sky dance” at the beginning of the breeding season. The Spotted Redshank is threatened by habitat loss in its wintering range and on migration, through coastal erosion and drainage of wetlands. In winter they have a grey back and paler under parts, with a more prominent eye stripe than a redshank and lacking a redshank's … BIF3162, 03/09/2017, Dornod, Mongolia, Mathias Putze, Spotted Redshank Tringa erythropus, AD BREED-> NBREED This is the first record since August 2010! In spring, the body plumage is moulted between March and May. They have red legs and a black-tipped red bill, and show white up the back and on the wings in flight. The bird is also seen on the shorelines of the United Kingdom and The Netherlands in winter. A shorebird that breeds in northern Scandinavia as well as northern Asia, the Spotted Redshank migrates in winter to southern Europe, northern Africa, western India and various locations in the Middle East. The spotted redshank is a medium sized elegant wading bird, slightly larger than a redshank. Spotted redshank share their forest-marsh nesting grounds with wood sandpipers, greenshank, whimbrel, jack snipe and broad-billed sandpipers. Key information. – nocturnal migrant, local diurnal movements Canvas from $101.49 $144.99. The females move S from early June, then the male move in July, and the juveniles in August/September. These spotted redshanks appear on the cover of The Aire Valley Wetlands, compiled and published by Richard L. Brook and the Wakefield Naturalists’ Society in 1976. In addition, Dean Jones heard a Spotted Redshank – a rare species on Lundy – calling four times in flight high over the island at around 17.00 hrs. Black and dark grey back and wings with white speckling. In flight often appears dark overall with narrow white oval up middle of back. Juveniles are grey-brown finely speckled white above, and have pale, finely barred underparts. Spotted redshank It is 29-33 cm long. CALLS AND SONGS: SOUNDS BY XENO-CANTO          Juvenile buff-spotted upperparts and all-dark bill somewhat recalling smaller Wood Sandpiper, but note red legs and flight pattern; larger and slimmer young Spotted Redshank has greyer upperparts, heavily barred or vermiculated underparts and fine longer bill; also different flight pattern. Length: 29-32 cm Boyton - Osprey South at 11:45hrs. and has a white oval on the back only visible in flight. Juveniles are grey-brown finely speckled white above, and have pale, finely barred underparts. In summer plumage the adults are almost entirely black, save for some white `spotting’ on the wings, a white `wedge’ on the back showing clearly in flight, and a barred tail. Short bill is red with black tip. Adults weigh 121-205 g. Plumage: Adults are black with white speckles in summer and pale to off-white in winter. The Spotted Redshank adult in breeding plumage has sooty-black head, neck and entire underparts except the undertail-coverts which are blackish and white. Legs are orange-red. Black head with grey eye ring, black breast and belly with grey barring on flanks. Spotted Redshank. Legs red to black. Dark wings with white trailing edges visible in flight. Spotted Redshank in flight near Latrabjerg, Iceland. INTRODUCTION: Slightly larger and very similar to Redshank, especially in winter plumage. Back and upper rump are uniformly white, whereas lower rump and uppertail are barred white and dark grey. – medium-sized wader, larger than Common Blackbird Only the underwing remains white, while the rump is distinctly barred. BLACK KITE South past Hopton Cliffs at 12:10hrs. White patch on back. It has summer plumage almost. Redshank are common, familiar (and very noisy) waders found, year-round, on our coastal habitats as well as inland during the breeding season. If you looked carefully a Spotted Redshank could be found. Juveniles are gray-brown finely speckled white above, and have pale, finely barred underparts. BIF3161, 25/08/2017, Dornod, Mongolia, Mathias Putze, Spotted Redshank Tringa erythropus, AD BREED>NBREED Bill is red with black tip. It can be seen in swampy coniferous woodland or birch forest near the treeline. BIF3166, 20/07/2018, Karrendorfer Wiesen, Germany, Patrick Franke, #ornithology #birdmigration #birdID #birdguide #birding #birdwatching #birdsound #westernpalearctic #europe #vismig #flightcalls #middleeast #northernafrica #workinprogress, https://birds-in-flight.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/BIF337-1_PFR04315_1-11_100831_srshank-C_d-serb-becken_REF-S.mp3, /wp-content/uploads/2020/05/BIF3166-1_PFR14941_1-11_180720_BIO_srshank-1-FC_d_mv_karrend-wiesen_REF-S_B.mp3. Wickham Market - Red Kite over. The nest is on the ground, a shallow depression in moss and grass tussocks, sometimes against a stone or a branch. Deben Estuary - 8 Spoonbill Ramsholt water meadow + 2 Spotted Redshank. It was roosting for the most part but on one occasion the birds took to the air and it flew around with the Godwits affording me an opportunity to get a few pictures of it in flight. Legs and feet are mostly orange-red and the bill has orange-red base of lower mandible. The Spotted Redshank is currently evaluated as Least Concern. Coloured version drawn on an iPad for Wild Yorkshire Blog This entry was posted in Birds and tagged Horbury Wyke , Spotted Redshank by Richard Bell . The global population was estimated to number 110,000/350,000 individuals in 2006, and this population is suspected to be stable. BIF3165, 03/09/2017, Dornod, Mongolia, Mathias Putze, Spotted Redshank Tringa erythropus, BREED – in spectrogram appears like a broad capital M, Spotted Redshank Tringa erythropus, calls in flight During the breeding season, it performs beautiful aerial displays while giving creaking whistles. Waveney Area - A NIGHT HERON was seen in flight this evening over Carlton Marsh SWT. All: Dunkler Wasserläufer In amongst the Godwits were some Redshank. The Spotted Redshank in flight gives a sharp, rapid whistle “tu-wik” falling and rising in pitch. Some birds can be polyandrous. BIF0295, 21/05/2011, Ikh Taschgai, Mongolia, Mathias Putze, Spotted Redshank Tringa erythropus, M BREED I’d originally drawn them for a much-delayed 1973 Bird Report , to show autumn migrants at Horbury Wyke but Richard retained the drawing because of the Wyke’s remarkable likeness to Mickletown Ings, which he considered a key wetland in … Vagrants are widely recorded. Bobs tail when nervous, and then flies to show flashy white trailing edge to … BIF0297, 21/05/2011, Ikh Taschgai, Mongolia, Mathias Putze, Spotted Redshank Tringa erythropus, AD BREED>NBREED Sd: svartsnäppa, William Price Esp: Archibebe Oscuro Covehithe - 2 Spoonbill on the b road + 2 1st summer Little Gull. It feeds both by day and night. PROTECTION / THREATS / STATUS:   Some individuals may have whitish fringes on breast, flanks and belly. The spotted redshank ( T. erythropus ), which breeds in the Arctic, has a longer bill and legs; it is almost entirely black in breeding plumage and very pale in winter. It has a red legs and bill, and shows a white oval on the back in flight. REPRODUCTION OF THIS SPECIES: The spotted redshank breeds across northern Scandinavia and northern Asia and migrates south to the Mediterranean, the southern British Isles, France, tropical Africa, and tropical Asia for the winter. Noisy birds, their distinctive 'tchuet' flight calls are constantly heard. It sweeps the bill from side to side through water, pecks, probes and jabs. Tringa erythropus. It nests on open boggy taiga, laying four eggs in … The male performs a spectacular “sky dance” with swift descents and upwards sweeps of equal speed, accompanied by a rattling motion of the wings. On the breeding grounds, it gives repetitive creaking or grinding “krrew-ee krrew-ee…” interspersed with typical calls and tremoulous whistles. The original cover also included, in flight, two redshanks (with white wing-bars) and one spotted redshank (trailing legs). On the head, we can see a white supercilium contrasting with the blackish lores. Breeds in arctic bogs and swamps; migrants occur in varied wetland habitats. The alarm call is a short “chip”. In all plumages has a distinctive bill pattern, where the upper mandible is entirely black and the lower mandible red. PBase-tereksandpiper & Flickr William Price, Nicole Bouglouan  They are monogamous with very short pair-bond. The eyes are dark brown with narrow, white eyelids. BIF0298, 21/05/2011, Ikh Taschgai, Mongolia, Mathias Putze, – most often to be heard a single slow modulated and monophonic call The spotted redshank (T. erythropus), which breeds in the Arctic, has a longer bill and legs; it is almost entirely black in breeding plumage and very pale in winter. This species often wades in fairly deep water (20-30 cm), but it also swims, almost upending like a duck. In summer plumage the adults are almost entirely black, save for some white 'spotting' on the wings, a white `wedge' on the back showing clearly in flight and a barred tail. The Spotted Redshank breeds in wooded tundra and also in more open areas, including heathland and shrubby tundra. Elegant wader with a long fine bill and long reddish legs (dark on breeding adults). Legs and feet are dark red. Description: Size: 29-32 cm in length with a 61-67 cm wingspan. Both adults share the incubation during 23-24 days, starting with the last egg. It is often named “Sentinel of the Marshes” as it flies off while yelling a warning to other birds. BIF0296, 21/05/2011, Ikh Taschgai, Mongolia, Mathias Putze, Spotted Redshank Tringa erythropus, M BREED It winters from W Europe through Mediterranean to equatorial Africa, and E through Persian Gulf and India to SE Asia, SE China and Taiwan. The alarm call is a short “chip”. The male performs a dramatic sky dance. HABITAT:   Within the flocks, the contact call is “uck”. By Parker, Ron. By Bendjebar, Ralph H. Canvas from $101.49 $144.99. The spotted redshank is a medium sized elegant wading bird, slightly larger than a redshank. Winter Flight. The females often leave the breeding grounds up to a week before the eggs hatch, or desert their mates with brood at an early stage. The return migration to N takes place in late April/mid-May, with arrivals in Finland from the first week of May. Within the flocks, the contact call is “uck”. Winter bird (shown) has gray upperparts and white underparts. Spotted Redshank: Large sandpiper, mostly black body in summer except for white rump, white spots on wings, barred tail. DESCRIPTION OF THE BIRD: The song is given in flight but also from perch. Legs and feet are dark red. Photographic ramble & My pictures on IBC, HANDBOOK OF THE BIRDS OF THE WORLD Vol 3 by Josep del Hoyo-Andrew Elliott-Jordi Sargatal - Lynx Edicions - ISBN: 8487334202, THE HANDBOOK OF BIRD IDENTIFICATION FOR EUROPE AND THE WESTERN PALEARCTIC by Mark Beaman, Steve Madge - C. Helm - ISBN: 0713639601, ENCYCLOPEDIE DES OISEAUX DE FRANCE ET D’EUROPE – de Peter Hayman et Rob Hume - Flammarion – ISBN : 2082009920, THE COMPLETE BOOK OF BRITISH BIRDS – Written by “Royal Society for the Protection of Birds” experts - Préface de Magnus Magnusson - Michael Cady- Rob Hume Editors - ISBN: 0749509112, SHOREBIRDS by Peter Hayman, John Marchant and Tony Prater – Christopher Helm – 1986 – ISBN: 0747014035, GUIDE DES LIMICOLES de D. Taylor - Delachaux et Niestlé - ISBN : 2603014080, What Bird-The ultimate Bird Guide (Mitchell Waite), Birds of Britain - The Web Magazine for Birdwatchers, SORA Searchable Ornithological Research Archive (Blair O. Wolf), Bird Words - The official site of Dominic Couzens, natural history writer, Charadriiformes Order – Scolopacidae Family. Spotted Redshank. The young fledge about 28 days after hatching. The Spotted Redshank breeds in Scandinavia and NW Russia, through N Siberia to Chukotsky Peninsula. Ang: Spotted Redhsank Feeds and forages on land or in shallow water by probing in mud, and sweeping bill back and forth. The flight-feathers are blackish, while secondaries and inner primaries are notched and barred whitish. The Spotted Redshank in flight gives a sharp, rapid whistle “tu-wik” falling and rising in pitch. Fr: Chevalier arlequin – a typical Tringa-like sound: a short piercing whistle It is an occasional vagrant to Australia and North America. Spotted Redshank Tringa erythropus, calls in flight BIF0337, 31/08/2010, Serbitzer Becken, Germany, Patrick Franke /wp-content/uploads/2020/05/BIF3166-1_PFR14941_1-11_180720_BIO_srshank-1-FC_d_mv_karrend-wiesen_REF-S_B.mp3. BEHAVIOUR IN THE WILD: On the breeding grounds, it gives repetitive creaking or grinding “krrew-ee krrew-ee…” interspersed with typical calls and tremoulous whistles. It is not a particularly close relative of the common redshank, but rather belongs to a high-latitude lineage of largish shanks. 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