Bird: Tringa erythropus (Spotted Redshank - Μαυρότρυγγας)

Tringa erythropus (Spotted Redshank - Μαυρότρυγγας)


This is a large wader (shorebird), measuring 29–31 cm (11–12 in) long, with a wingspan of 61–67 cm (24–26 in) and a weight ranging from 121 to 205 g (4.3 to 7.2 oz). It is black in breeding plumage, and very pale in winter. It has a red legs and bill, and shows a white oval on the back in flight. Juveniles are grey-brown finely speckled white above, and have pale, finely barred underparts. The call is a creaking whistle teu-it (somewhat similar to the call of a roseate tern), the alarm call a kyip-kyip-kyip. Like most waders, it feeds on small invertebrates. Wikipedia