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.
Belonging to a group of birds generally called waders or shorebirds, the common sandpiper prefers freshwater habitats as opposed to saltwater locations.