What does the Greenshank Look Like ?
As the name suggests this is a large wader with green legs and a plae appearance. The bill is slighly up turned . Its upper parts are grey brown and the neck and head more darly streaked . The sexes look alike , it is generally a shy nervous bird which is wary
How Big Is It ?
Aprox 31 cm, weighing 200 g
Where does it live?
When does it Breed ?
May to July , 4 eggs, Incubation 23 - 25 days , young fledging at 28 - 30 days, Nests on the ground in a "Scrape"
Where to see it
Moorland Heaths, Lichen covered uplands close to water , When migrating close to water along rivers , lakes , coastal flats
What does it eat?
Worms , Crustaceans, Aquatic Insects , Fish
What does it sound like?
A loud ringing " Kyuukyuukyuuk " with a male song flight of piping aloud "tiu-i"
When to see it