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Common Greenshank

Tringa nebularia

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Gentle-eyed large wader with a slightly upturned bill. Note overall grayish plumage with white belly and greenish legs. In flight appears dark above with broad white stripe up middle of back. Slightly larger and rangier than Common Redshank. Usually seen as singles or small groups. Feeds mainly by striding in water, picking and sweeping with its bill. Breeds on northern moorland, usually near small lakes; migrants and wintering birds occur in varied wetland habitats.

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