Common Redshank

Tringa totanus

(T. t. totanus)

Armenian Name: Կարմրաոտ կտցար
Common Redshank

See Plate 28 for Common Redshank and other similar species

Resident Status: Year-round resident
Abundance: Common
Length:27-29 cm, Wing Span:59-66 cm
Distribution Map: Map 126.
Description: Orange-red base to black bill and orange-red legs. In flight, white lower back, rump, and trailing edge to upperwing.
Adult (Breeding): Gray-brown densely streaked dark brown on head and underparts.
Adult (Non-breeding): Gray above, grayish breast.
Similar Species: Differs from all other sandpipers by orange-red legs and bill, and white trailing edge on upperwing.
Behavior: Alert, often first to give alarm.
Habitat: Lake shores, marshes.
Food: Invertebrates.
Nest: Shallow ground scrape.
Eggs: 44 mm, 3-4, yellow-white, brown spots.