Species Details

@Omar Shahadat (Department of Zoology,Jagannath University,Dhaka);

Common Redshank Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Tringa totanus
Family : Scolopacidae
Order : Charadriiformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Other Name : Redshank
Habitat : Coast
Description : The Common Redshank is a greyish bird with long orange-red legs (adult bird length approximately 28 cm, weight 120 g, wing 16 cm, bill 5 cm, tarsus 5 cm, tail 6.7 cm). In the non-breeding season, it looks grey-brown from above and white from below. It feeds on insects, worms, molluscs, crustaceans, small fish and tadpoles. Redshanks will nest in any wetland, from damp meadows to saltmarsh, often at high densities.[13] They lay 3–5 eggs.
Distribution in Bangladesh
description written by:Fatema-Tuz-Zohora,Department of Zoology, Jagannath University,Dhaka;information source: Encyclopedia of Flora and Fauna of Bangladesh, Vol-26, iucnredlist.org;Photo credit and copyright:Omar Shahadat (Department of Zoology,Jagannath University,Dhaka);taxonomic checklist:P. M. Thompson and S. U. Chowdhury (2020). A checklist of birds of Bangladesh.Birds Bangladesh;bird song owner:Niels Van Doninck(www.xeno-canto.org/Niels Van Doninck), bird sound copyright reserved according to www.xeno-canto.org rules; more information, please contact us.