greenshank


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Related to greenshank: Tringa stagnatilis

green·shank

 (grēn′shăngk′)
n.
A migratory shorebird (Tringa nebularia) that breeds in northern Eurasia and has greenish legs and a long bill.

greenshank

(ˈɡriːnˌʃæŋk)
n
(Animals) a large European sandpiper, Tringa nebularia, with greenish legs and a slightly upturned bill

green•shank

(ˈgrinˌʃæŋk)

n.
an Old World shorebird, Tringa nebularia, having green legs and a long upcurving bill.
[1760–70]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.greenshank - large European sandpiper with greenish legsgreenshank - large European sandpiper with greenish legs
sandpiper - any of numerous usually small wading birds having a slender bill and piping call; closely related to the plovers
genus Tringa, Tringa - a genus of Scolopacidae
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As matters stand, the advice currently provided by SNH to Ministers on greenshank and red?
Various species of Siberian birds including, the Siberian Crane, Greater Flamingo, Ruff, Black-winged Stilt, Common Teal, Common Greenshank, Northern Pintail, Wagtail, Wagtail, Northern Shoveler, Rosy Pelican and Gadwall, migrate to Indian wetlands.
This is an exception among related species of the family Scolopacidae, for which different nesting habitats were reported occasionally only in case of the Spotted Redshank (Tringa erythropus), Greenshank (Tringa nebularia), and Wood Sandpiper (Tringa glareola) (Hayman et al.
One vast area of blanket bog of worldwide importance is the Flow Country of Caithness and East Sutherland – 1500 acres of moorlands, sprinkled silver and blue with lochs and lochans where golden plover pipe from sphagnum tussock, dunlin and greenshank nest.
If you know the difference between a Greenshank and a Whimbrel, you are a potential candidate to join other birders in Walvis Bay this weekend to conduct the annual bird count on the Walvis Bay lagoon and surrounding wetlands.
The open ground in the hillside is part of the Strath Duchally Site of Special Sci-and populations of dunlin, golden plover and greenshank.
Good numbers of common sandpiper and greenshank were often seen.
Taylor Wimpey East Scotland's Duloch Grange development in Dunfermline now has a four-bedroom Cramond showhome to showcase the latest phase of three, four and five-bedroom homes now available at this popular development on Greenshank Drive.
Nordmann's greenshank is a medium-sized shorebird that has been classified as Endangered by the World Conservation Union (IUCN) since 1994 due to the development of coastal wetlands throughout its range.
Other endangered birds making their home in the peninsula include the Chinese egret, black-faced spoonbill, swan goose, and spotted greenshank.
There are also sightings of grey herons, water rail, kingfisher, greenshank and common sandpiper.