Turnstone (Arenaria interpres)

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23 cm 120 g


This is a small stocky Shore Bird s maller than a redshank, with turnstones have a mottled appearance with brown or chestnut and black upperparts and brown and white or black and white head pattern. their underparts and white and legs orange. Turnstones can be seen creeping and fluttering over rocks, picking out food from under stones.When moving and d moves its head rhtymically back and forward.


Rocky Coasts, Rocky and Sandy island shores , tundra


Insects , Molluscs and Crustaceans ( Eg Sandhoppers on the shoreline )

When does it Breed ?

May to July , 4 eggs, Incubation 22 - 23 days , young fledging at 19- 21 days. Nests on the ground.