Species Details

@Samiul Mohsanin (Department of Zoology,Jahangirnagar University,Dhaka);

Green Sandpiper Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Tringa ochropus
Family : Scolopacidae
Order : Charadriiformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : Rivers
Description : The Green Sandpiper is a small dark shore bird with a white rump (adult bird length approximately 23 cm, weight 75 g, wing 14.5 cm, bill 3.4 cm, tarsus 3.3 cm, tail 5.5 cm). In the non-breeding season, its upperparts are dark brown with very small pale spots and its belly and flanks are white. It has an ashy-brown head and neck and a white supercilium in front of the eyes. It feeds on molluscs, crustaceans, worms, aquatic invertebrates and small amounts of plant matters. The grey-tailed tattler lays a clutch of 2–4 eggs in the abandoned nest of another species, often utilizing old tree nests of other birds. The incubation period for the eggs lasts approximately three weeks before they hatch.
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:Samiul Mohsanin (Department of Zoology,Jahangirnagar University,Dhaka);taxonomic checklist:P. M. Thompson and S. U. Chowdhury (2020). A checklist of birds of Bangladesh.Birds Bangladesh;bird song owner:Frédéric Cazaban(www.xeno-canto.org/Frédéric Cazaban), bird sound copyright reserved according to www.xeno-canto.org rules; more information, please contact us.