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Common Greenshank 

Scientific Name: Tringa nebularia

Description: A Northern Hemisphere migrant, it breeds in the Palaearctic regions from the Kamchatka Peninsula in Siberia, west to Scandinavia and North Scotland. It arrives in Australia during spring and remains through summer before flying north in autumn. Some first-year, non-breeding birds remain over-winter in Australia. It feeds on invertebrates that it takes from the water surface or shallows, particularly in tidal mudflats and shores. The call is a loud, distinctive “tu, tu, tu” given as it takes flight.

Type: Bird
Where to find: Estuary
Size: 35cm