Spotted Redshank

Tringa erythropus

Armenian Name: Պտավոր կտցար
Spotted Redshank

See Plate 28 for Spotted Redshank and other similar species

Resident Status: Migrant
Abundance: Rare
Length:29-31 cm, Wing Span:61-67 cm
Distribution Map: Map 125.
Description: Long thin black bill with red base to lower mandible and long orange-red legs. White back and rump.
Adult (Breeding): Black head, neck, and body; white spots on back and wings.
Adult (Non-breeding): Pale gray above, white below; prominent black lores bordered white above.
Juvenile: Dark gray upperparts with yellowish feather edges; pale gray underparts with dense barring.
Similar Species: Differs from other sandpipers by long bill, uniformly dark upperwing, and orange-red legs.
Behavior: Often feeds in belly-deep water.
Habitat: Shallow ponds.
Food: Invertebrates, some fish.