spotted redshank (Tringa erythropus)
|Copyright: Siegfried Potrykus (siggi)
|Date Taken: 2015-06|
|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2015-08-11 1:39|
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The spotted redshank (Tringa erythropus) is a wader (shorebird) in the large bird family Scolopacidae. It 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. It is an occasional vagrant to Australia and North America.
The spotted redshank was first described by German zoologist Peter Simon Pallas in 1764. It is a monotypic species, with no recognised subspecies.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.
This is a large wader (shorebird), measuring 29–31 cm (11–12 in) long,[nb 1] with a wingspan of 61–67 cm (24–26 in) and a weight ranging from 121 to 205 g (4.3 to 7.2 oz).It is 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. Juveniles are grey-brown finely speckled white above, and have pale, finely barred underparts. The call is a creaking whistle teu-it (somewhat similar to the call of a roseate tern), the alarm call a kyip-kyip-kyip.
The spotted redshank breeds in the Arctic across much of Eurasia, from Lapland in the west to Chukotskaya in the east.
Like most waders, it feeds on small invertebrates.
It nests on open boggy taiga, laying four eggs in a ground scrape. For breeding the bird moults to a black to dark grey with white spots. During breeding plumage the legs also turn a dark grey. See image alongside.
The spotted redshank is one of the species to which the Agreement on the Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds (AEWA) applies.
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- [2015-08-11 3:39]
Very nice sharp detailed photo of this Spotted Redshank in beautiful natural colours. Strange wipes around the head. Taken from an excellent low POV.
- [2015-08-11 5:07]
Hi Siggi,the drop on the end of beack is a pearl,great composition and excellent capture of this redshank walking on the wet sand,impressive sharpness and exposure as usual.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
Beautiful photograph of this Redshank. Spits are well visible. Beautiful light as well as water droplet from its bill.
Thanks for sharing,
Ciao Siggi, great capture of lovely bird in nice pose,m fine details, wonderful colors, excellent clarity and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
- [2015-08-11 12:53]
Very beautiful picture of Tringa erythropus, excellent sharpnes and details, very nice composition, excellent clarity, nice POV.
It is an excellent capture with breathtaking details. Nice capture from close range.
- [2015-08-12 4:06]
Good angle and effective expo here, .. great detail as usual mate
A very nice feeding moment, the reflection is nice and feather details are spectacular. Cheers!