045 Common Redshank

The Common Redshank (Tringa totanus), also known simply as Redshank, is about 28 cm long waterbird with marbled brown breeding plumage, black-tipped red bill, and red legs. Redshanks are migratory birds, breeding in the temperate northern Eurasia in summer and spending winter southwards in the Mediterranean regions and the South Asia. They nest in wetlands with dense vegetation; the female lays 3-5 eggs.