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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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The three focal songbird species all showed maximum densities at an intermediate cover of tall vegetation, while Eurasian Oystercatchers and Common Redshanks showed a general positive relationship with the cover of tall vegetation (Fig.
Varieties of sandpipers, redshanks, ruffs, stints and gulls come all the way from Europe and Siberia usually arrive in the city in late September.
Hoose Court lies behind our recently opened The Redshanks and this refurbishment ensures it complements the newly built development.
Redshanks on the rocks at South Gare, Redcar, photographed |by Ray Simpson of Marske
Look out for lapwings, redshanks and pink-footed geese.
The long-staying Blacknecked Grebe at Bodfari looks set to overwinter, while five Spotted Redshanks are at Connah's Quay.
Paul Stamp, who lives in Bedlington, won the Wildlife in the Landscape category with his image of storm-blown redshanks off Cresswell in Northumberland.
The amount of bird life here is quite astonishing and within minutes of leaving my car at Forvie National Nature reserve I had spotted redshanks, curlews and turnstones feeding on the muddy shore.
Nature lovers will want to visit the nearby RSPB Ynys-hir nature reserve, where Welsh oak woodland meets wet grassland and salt marshes, rare butter-flies and plants abound and birdwatchers can enjoy the company of wading birds such as lapwings and redshanks.
Sunday's green sandpiper was followed by more signs of autumn: a ruff and golden plover at Conwy, with redshanks, curlews and oystercatchers increasing as they return from nesting areas.
Socotra cormorants and slender billed gulls are affected by the rise in sea level, droughts and desertification whereas, wader bird redshanks, is facing threat because the breeding time of the insect that it feeds on, has changed, thanks to the change in weather conditions," said the noted ornithologist.