Green Sandpiper

Given its basal position in Tringa, it is fairly unsurprising that suspected cases of hybridisation between this species and the Common Sandpiper of the sister genus Actitis have been reported.

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The Green Sandpiper is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

The Green Sandpiper, Tringa ochropus, is a small wader (shorebird) of the Old World. It represents an ancient lineage of the genus Tringa; is only close living relative is the Solitary Sandpiper (T. solitaria). They both have brown wings with little light dots, and a delicate but contrasting neck and chest pattern. In addition, both species nest in trees, unlike most other scolopacids. More

broader-winged, but otherwise very similar, Green Sandpiper of Europe and Asia, to which it is closely related. The latter species has a brilliant white rump. In flight, the Solitary Sandpiper has a characteristic three-note whistle. The Solitary Sandpiper lays 3-5 eggs in an old tree nest of a songbird species, such as a thrush. The young birds are believed to drop to the ground on their own soon after hatching. More

Charlie Peverett wrote 5 months ago: A Green Sandpiper at Glynde Reach, east of the Bridge last Thursday (Kevin Burns, via Firle Birds) … more → Tags: Sightings, Photographs, glynde, glynde reach Green Sandpiper at Glynde Reach Charlie Peverett wrote 5 months ago: A Green Sandpiper seen at Glynde Reach on Thursday, to the west of Glynde Station (Kevin Burns). More

Description: The Green Sandpiper (Tringa ochropus) is a small shorebird in the Scolopacidae family of waders. It was once known as the synonym Greenshank (Totanus glottis). Source: Whitney, William Dwight The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language (New York: The Century Co. More

The Green Sandpiper has a large range, estimated at 10,000,000 square kilometers globally. It is native to Europe, Asia, and Africa, and has been spotted in the United States and Australia as well. This bird prefers freshwater ecosystems such as forests, grasslands, and inland wetlands, though it has been known to reside in pasture land, rural gardens, and even wastewater treatment areas or canals. More

● Similar species: Wood Sandpiper: Green Sandpiper has dark wing underwings. Solitary Sandpiper has dark wing linings and dark stripe down center of tail. Lesser Yellowlegs is larger and taller with brighter orange legs and a less obvious eyeline. Flight Pattern Fast, fluttery, surprisingly agile flight with incredible acceleration. Wood Sandpiper: Breeding Adult ● Range & Habitat: Wood Sandpiper: Breeds across northern Europe and Asia, winters in equatorial areas from Africa to Asia. More

Green Sandpiper is very much a bird of freshwater, and is often found in sites too restricted for other waders, which tend to like a clear all-round view. It lays 2-4 eggs in an old tree nest of another species, such as a Fieldfare (Turdus pilaris). The clutch takes about three weeks to hatch. The Green Sandpiper is one of the species to which the Agreement on the Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds (AEWA) applies. More

Green SandpiperThe Green Sandpiper, Tringa ochropus, is a small wader (shorebird). Its only close relative in the genus Tringa is the Solitary Sandpiper (Pereira & Baker, 2005); they both have brown wings with little light dots, and a delicate but contrasting neck and chest pattern. In addition, both species nest in trees, unlike most other scolopacids. It breeds across subarctic Europe and Asia. It is a migratory bird, wintering in southern Europe and Asia, and tropical Africa. More

The Green Sandpiper is closely related to the Wood and Common Sandpipers but is the biggest and bulkiest in this group. They almost invariably look contrastingly dark above and light below, indeed almost black and white, with the dark head and breast coming to an abrupt end level with the bottom edge of the wings, isolating the white belly. The wings and mantle show only faint pale spots and there is a striking white line from the bill, round the eye and back again. More

Aspects of the topic green sandpiper are discussed in the following places at Britannica. Assorted References * description (in sandpiper (bird)) ...America and winters in South America, is unusual in nesting not on the ground but in the old tree nests of other birds. The closely related green sandpiper (T. ochropus) is its slightly larger counterpart in boreal and mountainous regions of Eurasia. More

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Order : Charadriiformes
Family : Scolopacidae
Genus : Tringa
Species : ochropus
Authority : Linnaeus, 1758