The greenshank is a medium-sized wading bird. They have long legs and a bill that is slightly upturned - this is helpful to distinguish it from other wading birds. They are usually seen in small groups or on their own.
Greenshanks have dark backs with white underparts, long green legs and dark beaks.
Their diets mainly consist of fish, snails and worms.
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Identified as being from a group of birds known as Waders, within North America they are generally referred to as Shorebirds. This monotypic species, a long distance migrant, is considered to have an Amber Conservation Status otherwise known as Near Threatened.
Belonging to a group of birds generally called waders or shorebirds, the common sandpiper prefers freshwater habitats as opposed to saltwater locations.
An impressive, proud looking wader with particularly fine summer plumage which migrates south from its northern breeding grounds from July to October, returning for the summer from late February through April.
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