Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Common Redshank

We saw several common redshanks in Bundala National Park in southern Sri Lanka in their winter plumage. 
In winter plumage they are kind of grayish-brown above and whitish below. Their breeding plumage is marbled brown and a little lighter below. They have bright reddish-orange legs and a black-tipped reddish-orange bill. They show white up the back and on the wings in flight. 

It is migratory, breeding in the Arctic and then spending the winter in the south. 

1 comment:

  1. I like that second photo. It looks like it is wearing a fancy petticoat.