Greenshank

Tringa nebularia

Greenshank

Greenshank

Quick Facts

Classification

Scientific name:

Tringa nebularia

Family:

Sandpipers, snipes and phalaropes

Conservation status:

Amber

Measurements

Length:

32cm

Wingspan:

69cm

Weight:

190g

About the Greenshank

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.

What does a Greenshank eat?

Their diets mainly consist of fish, snails and worms.

Other birds in the Sandpipers, snipes and phalaropes family

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