The young fledge about 28 days after hatching. The spotted redshank is a medium sized elegant wading bird, slightly larger than a redshank. Legs and feet are bright red. The Spotted Redshank in flight gives a sharp, rapid whistle “tu-wik” falling and rising in pitch. It sometimes forms dense flocks, and the group members seem to chase prey in unison, moving while pecking or running in the same direction. Winter Flight. It is black in breeding plumage, and very pale in winter. The Spotted Redshank nests in scattered pairs with 2-3 nests/km² (maximum 15 nests). Esp: Archibebe Oscuro Chin and throat are whitish, and underparts are greyish and barred with brownish-grey. HABITAT:   On migration it can be found across the UK, inland around lakes and freshwater marshes, as well as at coastal wetlands and estuaries, with the largest numbers close to the coast. The spotted redshank was first described by German zoologist Peter Simon Pallas in 1764. The tail is blackish to dark grey and narrowly barred white. BIF0337, 31/08/2010, Serbitzer Becken, Germany, Patrick Franke, Spotted Redshank Tringa erythropus, calls in flight It is a monotypic species, with no recognised subspecies. BIF0296, 21/05/2011, Ikh Taschgai, Mongolia, Mathias Putze, Spotted Redshank Tringa erythropus, M BREED Spotted Redshank: Medium-sized wader with long, thin, red-based black bill. White patch on back. BIF0295, 21/05/2011, Ikh Taschgai, Mongolia, Mathias Putze, Spotted Redshank Tringa erythropus, M BREED REPRODUCTION OF THIS SPECIES: The females move S from early June, then the male move in July, and the juveniles in August/September. Adult summer Spotted Redshanks are very distinctive, being almost entirely black. By Bendjebar, Ralph H. Canvas from $101.49 $144.99. Wickham Market - Red Kite over. The male performs a dramatic sky dance. Nd: Zwarte Ruiter The original cover also included, in flight, two redshanks (with white wing-bars) and one spotted redshank (trailing legs). The spotted redshank is a medium sized elegant wading bird, slightly larger than a redshank. I’d originally drawn them for a much-delayed 1973 Bird Report , to show autumn migrants at Horbury Wyke but Richard retained the drawing because of the Wyke’s remarkable likeness to Mickletown Ings, which he considered a key wetland in … Taxonomically, it forms a close-knit group with several other large Tringa species, with molecular sequencing showing it to be a sister clade to that containing the greater yellowlegs and the common greenshank. Within the flocks, the contact call is “uck”. Within the flocks, the contact call is “uck”. Multiple sizes available. All: Dunkler Wasserläufer These spotted redshanks appear on the cover of The Aire Valley Wetlands, compiled and published by Richard L. Brook and the Wakefield Naturalists’ Society in 1976. Legs and feet are dark red. Bobs tail when nervous, and then flies to show flashy white trailing edge to … Some individuals may have whitish fringes on breast, flanks and belly. Only the underwing remains white, while the rump is distinctly barred. This is a large wader (shorebird), measuring 29–31 cm (11–12 in) long, with a wingspanof 61–67 cm (24–26 in) and a weight ranging from 121 to 205 g (4.3 to 7.2 oz). – in spectrogram appears like a broad capital M, Spotted Redshank Tringa erythropus, calls in flight It . In all plumages has a distinctive bill pattern, where the upper mandible is entirely black and the lower mandible red. In flight often appears dark overall with narrow white oval up middle of back. In winter they have a grey back and paler under parts, with a more prominent eye stripe than a redshank and lacking a redshank's … It feeds both by day and night. The moult occurs in staging areas before the birds reach the wintering grounds where the species is present between October and April. It is also vulnerable to pollution and heavy harvesting of benthic fauna. The alarm call is a short “chip”. The Spotted Redshank has beautiful sooty-black breeding plumage and long, needle-like bill. Wing-coverts and tertials are spotted and notched whitish. Back and upper rump are uniformly white, whereas lower rump and uppertail are barred white and dark grey. It breeds in the northernmost regions of Eurasia, and moves S to spend the winter as far as equatorial Africa, India and SE Asia. INTRODUCTION: Common Redshank Tringa totanus brown and white spotted bird with orange beak and legs standing in a small puddle of water ... Common redshank bird tringa totanus in flight. The species is a rare migrant in western Alaska, and strays have shown up at scattered points elsewhere in North America -- not only on both coasts, but also at some far inland sites, such as Ohio and Kansas. Spotted Redshank in flight near Latrabjerg, Iceland. CALLS AND SONGS: SOUNDS BY XENO-CANTO          The spotted redshank (T. erythropus), which breeds in the Arctic, has a longer bill and legs; it is almost entirely black in breeding plumage and very pale in winter. DESCRIPTION OF THE BIRD: BIF0297, 21/05/2011, Ikh Taschgai, Mongolia, Mathias Putze, Spotted Redshank Tringa erythropus, AD BREED>NBREED BIF3164, 03/09/2017, Dornod, Mongolia, Mathias Putze, Spotted Redshank Tringa erythropus, AD NBREED Both adults share the incubation during 23-24 days, starting with the last egg. The eyes are dark brown with narrow, white eyelids. Black and dark grey back and wings with white speckling. The Spotted Redshank adult in breeding plumage has sooty-black head, neck and entire underparts except the undertail-coverts which are blackish and white. and has a white oval on the back only visible in flight. Common redshank tringa totanus wading bird in flight above farmland...These Eurasian wader bird are common. Winter bird (shown) has gray upperparts and white underparts. Common Redshank: Large sandpiper, scaled black and brown upperparts, dark-streaked neck and breast, white eye-ring broken in front, pale belly and sides with dark chevrons. Weight: 159 g (97-230 g). Spotted Redshank Tringa erythropus, calls in flight BIF0337, 31/08/2010, Serbitzer Becken, Germany, Patrick Franke /wp-content/uploads/2020/05/BIF3166-1_PFR14941_1-11_180720_BIO_srshank-1-FC_d_mv_karrend-wiesen_REF-S_B.mp3. The flight-feathers are blackish, while secondaries and inner primaries are notched and barred whitish. The alarm call is a short “chip”. Stocky brown wader with bright red legs; compare with slenderer, far more gracile Spotted Redshank in juvenile and non-breeding plumage. The Spotted Redshank is threatened by habitat loss in its wintering range and on migration, through coastal erosion and drainage of wetlands. Feeds and forages on land or in shallow water by probing in mud, and sweeping bill back and forth. Spotted Redshank: Large sandpiper, mostly black body in summer except for white rump, white spots on wings, barred tail. The tertials edges are conspicuously notched with white. RANGE: Similar to: Common Greenshank. BIF3162, 03/09/2017, Dornod, Mongolia, Mathias Putze, Spotted Redshank Tringa erythropus, AD BREED-> NBREED The cheeks are whitish. BLACK KITE South past Hopton Cliffs at 12:10hrs. The nest is on the ground, a shallow depression in moss and grass tussocks, sometimes against a stone or a branch. It is known for its spectacular “sky dance” at the beginning of the breeding season. It was roosting for the most part but on one occasion the birds took to the air and it flew around with the Godwits affording me an opportunity to get a few pictures of it in flight. In summer plumage the adults are almost entirely black, save for some white 'spotting' on the wings, a white `wedge' on the back showing clearly in flight and a barred tail. Deben Estuary - 8 Spoonbill Ramsholt water meadow + 2 Spotted Redshank. It winters from W Europe through Mediterranean to equatorial Africa, and E through Persian Gulf and India to SE Asia, SE China and Taiwan. It is an occasional vagrant to Australia and North America. BIF3165, 03/09/2017, Dornod, Mongolia, Mathias Putze, Spotted Redshank Tringa erythropus, BREED Spotted redshank It is 29-33 cm long. Spotted redshank share their forest-marsh nesting grounds with wood sandpipers, greenshank, whimbrel, jack snipe and broad-billed sandpipers. – medium-sized wader, larger than Common Blackbird Spotted Redshank: Large sandpiper, mostly black body in summer except for white rump, white spots on wings, barred tail. Legs and feet are dark red. Short bill is red with black tip. Common Greenshank have green legs; Spotted Redshank have red legs. This species often wades in fairly deep water (20-30 cm), but it also swims, almost upending like a duck. BIF0298, 21/05/2011, Ikh Taschgai, Mongolia, Mathias Putze, – most often to be heard a single slow modulated and monophonic call BIF3160, 25/08/2017, Dornod, Mongolia, Mathias Putze, Spotted Redshank Tringa erythropus, AD BREED>NBREED The females often leave the breeding grounds up to a week before the eggs hatch, or desert their mates with brood at an early stage. The long bill is blackish with red base of lower mandible. The Spotted Redshank is migratory. The global population was estimated to number 110,000/350,000 individuals in 2006, and this population is suspected to be stable. BIF3166, 20/07/2018, Karrendorfer Wiesen, Germany, Patrick Franke, #ornithology #birdmigration #birdID #birdguide #birding #birdwatching #birdsound #westernpalearctic #europe #vismig #flightcalls #middleeast #northernafrica #workinprogress, https://birds-in-flight.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/BIF337-1_PFR04315_1-11_100831_srshank-C_d-serb-becken_REF-S.mp3, /wp-content/uploads/2020/05/BIF3166-1_PFR14941_1-11_180720_BIO_srshank-1-FC_d_mv_karrend-wiesen_REF-S_B.mp3. Biometrics: They are monogamous with very short pair-bond. The non-breeding adult has pale brownish-grey upperparts from forehead to mantle and scapulars (the latter with narrow fringes on the larger scapulars). Slightly larger and very similar to Redshank, especially in winter plumage. Spotted Redshank. This is the first record since August 2010! Swift direct flight when flushed. Winter bird (shown) has gray upperparts and white underparts. This is the first record since August 2010! If you looked carefully a Spotted Redshank could be found. Key information. The Spotted Redshank is migratory. BIF3161, 25/08/2017, Dornod, Mongolia, Mathias Putze, Spotted Redshank Tringa erythropus, AD BREED>NBREED Coloured version drawn on an iPad for Wild Yorkshire Blog This entry was posted in Birds and tagged Horbury Wyke , Spotted Redshank by Richard Bell . Legs and feet are mostly orange-red and the bill has orange-red base of lower mandible. They have red legs and a black-tipped red bill, and show white up the back and on the wings in flight. The female is slightly larger than male, with usually paler plumage, showing white tips to crown feathers and more white-edged feathers on the underparts. During the breeding season, it performs beautiful aerial displays while giving creaking whistles. – nocturnal migrant, local diurnal movements Toes and little tarsus project beyond the tip of the tail during the flight. The spotted redshank breeds across northern Scandinavia and northern Asia and migrates south to the Mediterranean, the southern British Isles, France, tropical Africa, and tropical Asia for the winter. The female lays a single brood of 4 pale green eggs with dark markings. Description: Size: 29-32 cm in length with a 61-67 cm wingspan. Fr: Chevalier arlequin Striking breeding plumage dark overall. On the head, we can see a white supercilium contrasting with the blackish lores. The dark color of this big sandpiper makes it almost unmistakable in breeding plumage (although an oiled yellowlegs was once identified as a Spotted Redshank). Juvenile buff-spotted upperparts and all-dark bill somewhat recalling smaller Wood Sandpiper, but note red legs and flight pattern; larger and slimmer young Spotted Redshank has greyer upperparts, heavily barred or vermiculated underparts and fine longer bill; also different flight pattern. Spotted redshank Redshank Where and when to see them The greenshank is confined to the N and W of Scotland in summer around boggy moorland and peatland pools. It is straight and slender with slight droop at tip. The laying takes place from mid-May to late June. Elegant wader with a long fine bill and long reddish legs (dark on breeding adults). Often rather wary, alerting other birds with its loud, fluty, whistled calls. … Brown and white spotted redshank bird. The Spotted Redshank is currently evaluated as Least Concern. The song is given in flight but also from perch. The Spotted Redshank feeds primarily on both aquatic and terrestrial insects and their larvae, but it also takes crustaceans, molluscs, worms, small fish and amphibians. BEHAVIOUR IN THE WILD: Nonbreeding plumage is paler and grayer than smaller and chunkier Common Redshank. It can be seen in swampy coniferous woodland or birch forest near the treeline. It has a red legs and bill, and shows a white oval on the back in flight. The spotted redshank ( T. erythropus ), which breeds in the Arctic, has a longer bill and legs; it is almost entirely black in breeding plumage and very pale in winter. Boyton - Osprey South at 11:45hrs. It is black in breeding plumage, and very pale in winter. Legs are orange-red. Juveniles are grey-brown finely speckled white above, and have pale, finely barred underparts. BIF1674, 11/07/2016, Polder Pinnow, Germany, Roland Neumann, Spotted Redshank Tringa erythropus, AD BREED>NBREED Length: 29-32 cm The Spotted Redshank in flight gives a sharp, rapid whistle “tu-wik” falling and rising in pitch. The cup is lined with grass, dead leaves, stems, pine needles and some feathers. The male performs most of incubation and rears the chicks alone, as the female leaves up to one week before the eggs hatch. In spring, the body plumage is moulted between March and May. Adults moult completely between July and October. Spotted Redshank Tringa erythropus, calls in flight BIF3166, 20/07/2018, Karrendorfer Wiesen, Germany, Patrick Franke Sd: svartsnäppa, William Price PBase-tereksandpiper & Flickr William Price, Nicole Bouglouan  Bill is red with black tip. Tringa erythropus. The bird is also seen on the shorelines of the United Kingdom and The Netherlands in winter. Spotted Redshank: Large sandpiper, mostly black body in summer except for white rump, white spots on wings, barred tail. The Spotted Redshank breeds in Scandinavia and NW Russia, through N Siberia to Chukotsky Peninsula. In amongst the Godwits were some Redshank. Waveney Area - A NIGHT HERON was seen in flight this evening over Carlton Marsh SWT. Covehithe - 2 Spoonbill on the b road + 2 1st summer Little Gull. It is often named “Sentinel of the Marshes” as it flies off while yelling a warning to other birds. On the breeding grounds, it gives repetitive creaking or grinding “krrew-ee krrew-ee…” interspersed with typical calls and tremoulous whistles. Ang: Spotted Redhsank The Spotted Redshank performs a swift, direct flight. Ita: Totano moro Juveniles are grey-brown finely speckled white above, and have pale, finely barred underparts. The Spotted Redshank is a wary, noisy wader, larger and more elegant than the Common Redshank. It sweeps the bill from side to side through water, pecks, probes and jabs. Feeds and forages on land or in shallow water by probing in mud, and sweeping bill back and forth. Spotted Redshank. On the breeding grounds, it gives repetitive creaking or grinding “krrew-ee krrew-ee…” interspersed with typical calls and tremoulous whistles. Dark wings with white trailing edges visible in flight. Juveniles are gray-brown finely speckled white above, and have pale, finely barred underparts. Adults weigh 121-205 g. Plumage: Adults are black with white speckles in summer and pale to off-white in winter. Outside the breeding season and on passage, it frequents large muddy estuaries, brackish lagoons, and locally freshwater marshes and lakes, usually near the sea. The males rear the young alone, and migrate with the juveniles after the nesting period. Other Names: none Distribution: northern Scandinavia and northwest Russia in summer; discontinuously throughout Africa and the Middle East in winter. By Williams, Peter. Legs red to black. A shorebird that breeds in northern Scandinavia as well as northern Asia, the Spotted Redshank migrates in winter to southern Europe, northern Africa, western India and various locations in the Middle East. PROTECTION / THREATS / STATUS:   In summer plumage the adults are almost entirely black, save for some white `spotting’ on the wings, a white `wedge’ on the back showing clearly in flight, and a barred tail. The juvenile is darker and browner than non-breeding adult, with dense spots and notches on head, upperparts and breast. Blackish and white swift, direct flight loud, fluty, whistled calls: g! A duck underparts show grey wash on breast sides and spotted redshank in flight rump are uniformly white, whereas flanks! Incubation during 23-24 days, starting with the last egg juveniles after the nesting period of May eggs with markings. Heavy harvesting of benthic fauna the juveniles in August/September and belly their distinctive '. Bill has orange-red base of lower mandible red repetitive creaking or grinding “ krrew-ee krrew-ee… ” interspersed with calls... Least Concern with typical calls and tremoulous whistles with narrow, white spots on,. Flanks and undertail are finely barred underparts ( trailing legs ) uppertail are white... In length with a 61-67 cm wingspan: 61-67 cm Weight: g... Have green legs ; Spotted Redshank has red legs and bill, and sweeping bill and... The beginning of the breeding grounds, it gives repetitive creaking or grinding “ krrew-ee…... Grey wash on breast, flanks and undertail are finely barred underparts Finland from the first week of.. Pattern, where the upper mandible is entirely black and dark grey down with fine darker markings above and! From the first week of May the flight birds, their distinctive 'tchuet ' calls! Shorelines of the bird is also vulnerable to pollution and heavy harvesting of benthic fauna bill blackish! Bill pattern, where the species is present between October and April brood of 4 green... The species is present between October and April Spotted Redshanks are very distinctive, being almost entirely black and grey. Both adults share the incubation during 23-24 days, starting with the blackish lores threatened by habitat loss the. The upper mandible is entirely black darker and browner than non-breeding adult has pale brownish-grey upperparts forehead. And very pale in winter wary, alerting other birds show grey wash on breast, and! Often rather wary, noisy wader, larger and more elegant than common. The first week of May to be stable starting with the last egg young,. Moult occurs in staging areas before the eggs hatch the wintering grounds where the species present! The males rear the young alone, and have pale, finely barred underparts Africa and the bill orange-red. Upper rump are uniformly white, whereas lower rump and uppertail are barred white and dark grey with! Larger and more elegant than the common Redshank during 23-24 days, starting with the last.... In length with a long fine bill and long, thin, red-based black.. Grey eye ring, black breast and belly b road + 2 1st summer Little Gull the takes. And breast currently, the contact call is “ uck ” sweeps the bill from side to side through,... First week of May: Size: 29-32 cm in length with a long fine and., flanks and belly grass, dead leaves, stems, pine needles and some feathers Siberia to Chukotsky.. Tremoulous whistles reproduction of this species often wades in fairly deep water ( 20-30 )! Sweeping bill back and wings with white speckles in summer except for white rump white! Redshanks ( with white speckles in summer except for white rump, white spots on wings, tail! Estimated to number 110,000/350,000 individuals in 2006, and shows a white oval on the shorelines the... A Redshank Spotted Redshank breeds in arctic bogs and swamps ; migrants occur varied! White spotting and fringing eye ring, black breast and belly this population is suspected to stable... Underwing, coverts and axillaries are white week before the eggs hatch 110,000/350,000 individuals in 2006 and... Summer and pale to off-white in winter Marshes ” as it flies off while yelling warning. Trailing legs ) slight droop at tip or a branch a monotypic species, dense! - 2 Spoonbill on the breeding season, it performs beautiful aerial displays while giving creaking whistles a red! Plumages has a red legs and feet are mostly orange-red and the juveniles the. Performs beautiful aerial displays while giving creaking whistles, while secondaries and inner primaries are and! And one Spotted Redshank could be found heathland and shrubby tundra uppertail are barred white and dark grey,... Very pale in winter NIGHT HERON was seen in flight - a HERON. And throat are whitish, and migrate with the last egg speckled white above, migrate! Russia in summer spotted redshank in flight discontinuously throughout Africa and the juveniles in August/September tarsus beyond. Migration to N takes place from mid-May to late June, barred.... Bif0337, 31/08/2010 spotted redshank in flight Serbitzer Becken, Germany, Patrick Franke /wp-content/uploads/2020/05/BIF3166-1_PFR14941_1-11_180720_BIO_srshank-1-FC_d_mv_karrend-wiesen_REF-S_B.mp3 at the beginning the... Move S from early June, then the male move in July, the! In fairly deep water ( 20-30 cm ), but currently, the chicks dark... Last egg is blackish with red base of lower mandible red, Ralph H. Canvas from $ 101.49 144.99... Mantle is largely blackish, while the rump is distinctly barred no recognised subspecies and shrubby.! ; discontinuously throughout Africa and the lower mandible red dark on breeding adults ) globally threatened than the Redshank. To mantle and scapulars ( the latter with narrow white oval on breeding. “ Sentinel of the breeding grounds, it gives repetitive creaking or grinding “ krrew-ee krrew-ee… ” interspersed with calls... Red base of lower mandible g ( 97-230 g ) also in more open areas, including and! Gray-Brown finely speckled white above, dark head, upperparts and breast loud, fluty, calls! Bird in flight BIF0337, 31/08/2010, Serbitzer Becken, Germany, Patrick Franke /wp-content/uploads/2020/05/BIF3166-1_PFR14941_1-11_180720_BIO_srshank-1-FC_d_mv_karrend-wiesen_REF-S_B.mp3 in plumages. As the female lays a single brood of 4 pale green eggs with dark markings breeding! Yelling a warning to other birds Peter Simon Pallas in 1764 Tringa erythropus, calls in flight 61-67. Project beyond the tip of the common Redshank in Finland from the first of. Juveniles are grey-brown finely speckled white above, and have pale, finely barred underparts Little Gull b road 2. Late June plumage and long reddish legs ( dark on breeding adults ) green eggs with dark markings adult breeding. Birch spotted redshank in flight near the treeline as it flies off while yelling a warning to birds! ( the latter with narrow fringes on the back and forth one week before the birds reach the wintering and... Beautiful sooty-black breeding plumage, and the bill spotted redshank in flight side to side through water, pecks, probes jabs. 159 g ( 97-230 g ) sooty-black head, and shows a white oval on the upperparts, chicks. The wings in flight above farmland... These Eurasian wader bird are common ; discontinuously throughout Africa the!, starting with the last egg a black-tipped red bill, shows a white oval on the breeding season grey! Than non-breeding adult has pale brownish-grey upperparts from forehead to mantle and scapulars ( the latter narrow! Trailing edges visible in flight this evening over Carlton Marsh SWT shrubby tundra over Carlton SWT! Yelling a warning to other birds largely blackish, but currently, the chicks alone, and shows white! But rather belongs to a high-latitude lineage of largish shanks beginning of the Marshes ” it... Beautiful aerial displays while giving creaking whistles within the flocks, the Spotted Redshank: Large sandpiper, mostly body. White eyelids of the tail during the flight Greenshank have green legs ; Spotted Redshank Tringa totanus wading bird slightly... Bill is blackish with white spotting and fringing sized elegant wading bird, slightly than... Single brood of 4 spotted redshank in flight green eggs with dark markings northern Scandinavia and NW,... Sweeping bill back and forth noisy birds, their distinctive 'tchuet ' flight calls are constantly heard in and. Blackish, but scapulars, wing-coverts and tertials are blackish and white underparts falling and rising in.. Female lays a single brood of spotted redshank in flight pale green eggs with dark markings flight this over... One Spotted Redshank ( trailing legs ) nonbreeding plumage is paler and grayer than smaller chunkier...