Tringa


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Tringa

 

(sandpipers), a genus of birds of the suborder Limico-lae. The body is 20–31 cm long. The bill is straight or, as an exception, slightly curved upward. The coloration is a combination of white, gray, and blackish.

There are ten species of Tringa, distributed in Europe, Asia, and North America. The USSR has seven species: the green-shank (T. nebularia), the green sandpiper (T. ochropus), the wood sandpiper (T. glareola), the redshank (T. totanus), the black redshank (T. erythropus), the marsh sandpiper (T. stag-natilis), and the spotted greenshank (T. guttifer). All members of the genus are migratory. The birds settle along the shores of rivers and lakes, and on marshes in the tundra, forest zone, or steppe. They nest on the ground; some nest in trees, occupying the nests of thrushes and other birds. Several other genera, such as Actitis, Heteroscelus, Xenus, and the American genus Catoptro-phorus, are closely related to the true sandpipers.

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Greater Yellowlegs Tringa melanoleuca, and Least Seedsnipe Thinocorus rumicivorus; Table 1) were found in 1996 on the Iwawi side of the Taraco Peninsula, but not on the Chiripa side.
The farmland multispecies index was most concordant with the indices of Pica pica, Columba palumbus, Hirundo rustica, Turdus pilaris, Corvus corone, and Tringa totanus ([r.
columbarius 0 0 Calipepla (Lophortyx) californica 11 24 Meleagris (Parapavo) californicus 136 112 Patagioenas (Columba) fasciata 1 1 Zenaidura macroura Rallus limicola Tringa melanoleuca Tyto alba (Aluco pratincola) 1 0 Strix brea Asio otus (wilsonianus) 0 5 Otus kennicotti (asio) 0 4 Bubo virginianus 20 27 Glaucidium gnoma 0 19 Phalenoptilus nuttalli Melanerpes formicivorus Melanerpes lewisi Colaptes auratis (cafer) 2 23 Sphyrapicus sp.
Responses of the redshank, Tringa Totanus, to the absolute and relative prey densities of two prey items.
All the anger and frustration I felt last week as I battled to reunite Tringa, aged three, and his sister Albiona, seven, with their parents was replaced with a sense of achievement.
Is the density of Redshank Tringa totanus nesting on saltmarshes in Great Britain declining due to changes in grazing management?
It also aims to create favourable conditions for the species, Botaurus stellaris and Tringa glareola.
The density of migratory and overwintering redshank, Tringa totanus (L.
Densities bird species (Local species: Larus dominicanus, Haematopus palliatus; Regional migratory shorebird: Charadrius falklandicus; Long range migratory shorebirds: Pluvialis dominica, Calidris canutus, Tringa flavipes) were higher inside oyster beds compared with similar zones without oysters, which may be the result of higher prey availability.
tricolor (Vieillot), Wilson's I R phalarope Philomachus pugnax (Linnaeus), I R ruff Scolopax minor Gmelin, American I O woodcock Tringa flavipes (Gmelin), lesser I O yellowlegs T.
Common Sandpiper Actitis hypoleucos and Wood Sandpiper Tringa glareola are widespread migrants from the northern hemisphere occurring in small numbers.
Albiona Murtezi, seven, and her brother Tringa, three, were parted from their parents by gun-wielding Macedonian police eight days ago.