redshank


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red·shank

 (rĕd′shăngk′)
n.
Either of two migratory shorebirds (Tringa totanus or T. erythropus) of the Eastern Hemisphere, having long red legs.

redshank

(ˈrɛdˌʃæŋk)
n
(Animals) either of two large common European sandpipers, Tringa totanus or T. erythropus (spotted redshank), having red legs
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.redshank - a common Old World wading bird with long red legsredshank - a common Old World wading bird with long red 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
Translations

redshank

[ˈredʃæŋk] Narchibebe m

redshank

[ˈrɛdˌʃæŋk] n (Zool) → pettegola
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Frequent visitors are lapwings, redshank, terns and golden plovers.
John Bruce, 46, of Redshank Close, Ayton, was last seen at 10.
Further research on declining species such as golden plover, curlew, redshank and lapwing found that numbers were up to five times greater on moorland managed for red grouse.
It has historically supported nationally important populations of breeding northern lapwing (Vanellus vanellus), redshank (Tringa totanus) and common snipe (Gallinago gallinago).
The devices, known as GT200s, were no more than boxes with handles and antennae that Bolton, of Redshank Road in Chatham, Kent, made at home.
Over the next three weeks the Springwatch cameras will be covering a new area of the reserve for the first time revealing the wet woodland, reed-bed, and rare bog areas of the reserve, to follow the lives of lapwing, redshank, teal, reed bunting, sedge warbler and, with luck, stonechat and bullfinch.
The RSPB Ynys-hir nature reserve in this area is again home to the BBC Springwatch programme this year, and birds that can be seen include redshank, wood warbler and red kites.
Further west at Titchwell RSPB there were several Spotted Redshank - still sporting their jet-black summer plumage - and a number of Little Gulls, which are always a joy to see.
An estimated 600 wading birds on the reserve have seen their nests and breeding attempts destroyed, including almost two-fifths of England and Wales's lowland snipe, as well as redshank, lapwing and rare blacktailed godwits.
By munching away on the vegetation, the cows will leave tussocks of grass that will provide important food and homes for insects, small mammals and wetland birds such as lapwing and redshank.
It will create an ideal place for bird species such as lapwing, redshank and snipe to thrive, as well as otters and water voles.
The lake is also the only nesting site in Slovenia for the red-necked grebe, the redshank and the ferruginous duck as well as a breeding place for the corncrake.