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Spotted Redshank Tringa erythropus L 30cm. Similar to Redshank but with longer legs and bill. In flight, note uniform upperwings (no white trailing edge) and distinctive flight call. Often feeds in deep water and swims sometimes. Sexes are similar. Adult in breeding plumage (seen in late spring and summer) is mainly black with white eyering and dotted white fringes to back feathers; incomplete breeding plumage is more typically observeed. In winter, has pale grey upperparts and clean, whitish underparts. Legs are reddish and note pale supercilium. Juvenile recalls winter adult but plumage is overall darker and underparts are barred; legs are orange-yellow. Voice Utters a diagnostic tchewit call. Status Regular but scarce passage migrant; winters in small numbers on estuaries mainly in S.
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Spotted Redshank Tringa erythropus L 30cm. Similar to Redshank but with longer legs and bill. In flight, note uniform upperwings (no white trailing edge) and distinctive flight call. Often feeds in deep water and swims sometimes. Sexes are similar. Adult in breeding plumage (seen in late spring and summer) is mainly black with white eyering and dotted white fringes to back feathers; incomplete breeding plumage is more typically observeed. In winter, has pale grey upperparts and clean, whitish underparts. Legs are reddish and note pale supercilium. Juvenile recalls winter adult but plumage is overall darker and underparts are barred; legs are orange-yellow. Voice Utters a diagnostic tchewit call. Status Regular but scarce passage migrant; winters in small numbers on estuaries mainly in S.

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Date: 3 Jan 2010
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Credit: ROGER TIDMAN/NPL
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