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Books about redshank, greenshank and related waders

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Redshanks, greenshanks and related waders

Family: Scolopacidae
Genus: Tringa

In the UK

Common Redshank
Tringa totanus

Spotted Redshank
Tringa erythropus

Common Greenshank
Tringa nebularia

Green Sandpiper
Tringa ochropus

Marsh Sandpiper
Tringa stagnatilis

Rare UK visitors

Greater Yellowlegs
Tringa melanoleuca

Lesser Yellowlegs
Tringa flavipes

Wood Sandpiper
Tringa glareola

Solitary Sandpiper
Tringa solitaria

Grey-tailed Tattler
Tringa brevipes

Other species

Wandering Tattler
Tringa incana

Tringa semipalmata

Nordmann's Greenshank
Tringa guttifer


Redshank (Upland Bird Management Guidelines)

Farming & Wildlife Advisory Group


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The Redshank

W.G. Hale

Shire Natural History (No. 33)


This book briefly covers all aspects of the biology of the Redshank. Includes sections on the origins of the different races, breeding distribution, differences in migration patterns of different populations, courtship displays, breeding biology, feeding, moult and population fluctuations.

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Desmond Nethersole-Thompson

Illustrations: Donald Watson



A 250 page monograph on the Greenshank. Based on over 40 years research. Includes black & white photographs, sketches, maps and colour plates by Donald Watson.

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The Greenshank

Desmond Nethersole-Thompson


The New Naturalist Monograph 5


A study of the Greenshank. 244 pages with colour and black & white photographs and, maps and and diagrams. The opening chapters deal with the distribution of the Greenshank in Britain and abroad, migration, habitat, population density, enemies, and food are treated in early chapters. Subsequent chapters cover voice, courtship, egg-laying, clutch-size, incubation, hatching, and behavior of the young.

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Last updated September 2013