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Spotted Greenshank

The Spotted Greenshank or Nordmann’s Greenshank (Tringa guttifer) is a species of wading bird of eastern Russia. It is found along the south-western and northern coasts of the
Sea of Okhotsk and on Sakhalin Island during the breeding season. Its non-breeding range is not fully understood, but it has been found in large numbers in South Korea, mainland China, and Taiwan. It has also been recorded in Bangladesh, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Peninsular Malaysia, Japan, North Korea, India, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Singapore, the Philippines and Indonesia in winter. The estimated population of this species is 500 to 1,000 individuals.

This sandpiper is 11.5 to 12.5 inches long, with a slightly upturned, bicolored bill and short yellow legs. Breeding adults are boldly marked, with white colored spots and spangling on the black upperparts. The head and upper neck are heavily streaked. Broad blackish crescent spots are on the lower neck and breast.

This species is endangered.

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Spotted Greenshank


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