Species Details

@Syed Abbas (Birdwing,Bangladesh);

Common Greenshank Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Tringa nebularia
Family : Scolopacidae
Order : Charadriiformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Other Name : Greenshank
Habitat : Coast
Description : The Common Greenshank is a medium sized shorebird with long, greenish legs (adult bird length approximately 32 cm, weight 160 g, wing 19 cm, bill 5.5 cm, tarsus 5.8 cm, tail 7.5 cm). The non-breeding adult looks dark brownish-grey from above and white from below. It has up-turned dark horny-brown to blackish bill with a pale greenish base. It feeds on insects and their larvae, especially beetles, crustaceans, annelids, molluscs, small fishes and amphibians.
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:Syed Abbas (Birdwing,Bangladesh);taxonomic checklist:P. M. Thompson and S. U. Chowdhury (2020). A checklist of birds of Bangladesh.Birds Bangladesh;bird song owner:Alan Dalton(www.xeno-canto.org/Alan Dalton), bird sound copyright reserved according to www.xeno-canto.org rules; more information, please contact us.