The Greenshank is a greyish wader with a white bottom half and is slightly larger than the more common Redshank.  It has distinctive green legs that gives the bird its name.  It is quite a rare and mainly coastal breeder with just 2,100 in the UK, breading on peat bogs and damp forest clearings.  The Greenshank winters on lakes reservoirs and estuaries, I have only seen this bird at RSPB Blacktoft Sands on the Humber estuary.

Length: 30-35cm (12-14in)

Wingspan: 53-60cm (21-23½in)

Weight: 140-270g (5-10oz)

Average Life: 10 years



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