ruddy turnstone


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ruddy turnstone

[′rəd·ē ′tərn‚stōn]
(vertebrate zoology)
Arenaria interpes. A member of the avian order Charadriiformes that perform transpacific flights during their migration.
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Coastal species include ruddy turnstone, dunlin, pectoral sandpiper, and red phalarope; Widespread species include black-bellied plover, semipalamated sandpiper, long-billed dowitcher, and red-necked phalarope; and Inland species are represented by American golden-plover.
All virus sequences were obtained from ducks and domestic geese, with the exception of a chicken in China and the following from birds in the United States: a turkey in Minnesota, a guinea fowl in Nebraska, and ruddy turnstones (Arenaria interpres) sampled in Delaware during 1995 and 2000.
These included the western sandpiper, found principally in the western Coastal Plain, where it occurred equally in the Beaufort Coastal Plain and Brooks Foothills ecoregions; white-rumped sandpiper, Baird's sandpiper, and buff-breasted sandpiper, found in disjunct regions of the Coastal Plain; semipalmated plover and ruddy turnstone, found along riparian or gravel coastal areas; and whimbrel and Wilson's snipe, found in disjunct regions close to major rivers and in the Brooks Foothills ecoregion.
They are green-winged teal, northern pintail, greater scaup, red-breasted merganser, black-bellied plover, ruddy turnstone, sanderling, least sandpiper, white-rumped sandpiper, and white-crowned sparrow.
The efforts to find nests and young were concentrated on sanderling, dunlin, and ruddy turnstone. The breeding habitat of ringed plovers at Zackenberg (gravelly slopes and plateaux with little chance of finding elevated lookout posts) makes it very difficult to find these birds, and the knots are extremely difficult to find in any case.
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Ruddy turnstones (Arenaria interpres), American avocets (Recurvirostra americana), long-billed curlews (Numenius americanus), whimbrels (N.
Gulls, grackles, sandpipers, red knots and ruddy turnstones all stop for a two-week snack in the midst of their 10,000-mile trek from South America to northern Canada--"like marathon runners in search of bowls of pasta," says Perry Plumart, director of government relations for the National Audubon Society.
The small, dark birds picking their way along the rocks may be ruddy turnstones or black oystercatchers.
While clamming this week in Barnstable, I was entertained by hundreds of the newly arrived, intently feeding least sandpipers, semi-palmated plovers, sanderlings, ruddy turnstones and yellowlegs, which were oblivious to my presence.
All of the positive shorebirds were sampled at Delaware Bay (Delaware and New Jersey), and 45 of these isolates (78%) came from ruddy turnstones (Arenaria interpres).
I've observed ruddy turnstones, Baird's, semi-palmated and stilt sandpipers, as well as golden plovers here.