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Ruddy Turnstone (Arenaria interpres)

Ruddy Turnstone (Arenaria interpres)

Ruddy Turnstone (Arenaria interpres)



Ruddy Turnstone (Arenaria interpres) Ruddy Turnstone (Arenaria interpres) Ruddy Turnstone (Arenaria interpres)

Class: Aves
Family: Scolopacidae
Common Name: Ruddy Turnstone
Genus: Arenaria
Species Name: interpres

About The Ruddy Turnstone

For a wader, turnstones have short legs. They don't look for their food in the mud or water, but between stones. They thank their name to the fact that they turn over stones while looking for food. They are truly worldy citizens; you find them almost everywhere. They nest from the end of May on rocky islands along the coast and on tundra in the Arctic region. They migrate south at the beginning of June. In the Netherlands, you can see them almost the entire year along the coast, but in particular during migration season and in the winter. 'Our' winter turnstones nest mostly in Greenland or Canada.

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Trips Where Observed

Africa: Eastern and Southern
Alaska 2010
Brazil
Galapagos Islands
Hawaii, Big Island
Mexico to Panama
New Zealand
Puerto Rico
Texas
Uganda and stops between

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Africa
Asia
Australasia
California
Ecuador
Europe
Galapagos Islands
Hawaii
Mexico
North America
South America
United States
World

Sites Where Observed

Location
Date
Notes
1/14/2009
Ruddy Turnstone (Arenaria interpres)
Fairly common around the ferry terminal
1/3/2012
Briefly and barely seen on the beach during pelagic trip.

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