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Native to New Zealand (View details)

Classification
Within NatureWatch NZ

All Names

  • Hebrew
    • ארנריה אדמונית
  • Catalan
    • Remena-rocs
  • Scientific Names
    • Arenaria interpres
  • English
    • Ruddy Turnstone
    • chicken
    • Turnstone
  • French
    • tournepierre à collier
  • Spanish
    • Vuelvepiedras rojizo
  • German
    • Steinwälzer
  • Russian
    • Камнешарка
  • Hawaiian
    • ʻAkekeke
    • ‘Akekeke
  • Portuguese
    • Rola-do-mar
    • Vira-pedras
  • Aou 4 Letter Codes
    • RUTU
  • Persian
    • مرغ ریگ سرخ

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Recent observations

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Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres

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anewman

Date

May 3, 2016

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Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres

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mgochfeld

Date

April 26, 2016

Description

90 Turnstones

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Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres

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scottbuckel

Date

May 1, 2016 09:03 AM CDT

Description

I took a quick trip over to Bolivar this morning and saw a few birds.

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Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres

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philwarren

Date

April 30, 2016 05:17 PM PDT

Place

Bodega Bay (Google, OSM)

Description

breeding

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Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres

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steveattwood

Date

April 7, 2016

Description

This was the largest flock of ruddy turnstone I have seen in NZ with some 50 birds, all in splendid breeding plumage. They must have been right on the cusp of commencing their return to the northern hemisphere. This flock was feeding along the high tide mark chasing springtails and other insects among the thrown-up seaweed. In the photos you can see the very large number of insects in the air around the birds which I was unable to identify.

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Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres

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toutongh

Date

April 23, 2016

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Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres

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jokurtz

Date

December 25, 2015

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Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres

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jokurtz

Date

December 26, 2015

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Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres

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aheathco

Date

August 10, 2014

Description

In background behind the greater yellowlegs

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Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres

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tangatawhenua

Date

April 28, 2016

Description

Ruddy turnstone hanging out with dotterals and wrybills.

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Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres

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dpom

Date

April 19, 2016 07:51 AM PDT

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Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres

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dpom

Date

April 20, 2016 01:00 PM PDT
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Description from Wikipedia

The ruddy turnstone (Arenaria interpres) is a small wading bird, one of two species of turnstone in the genus Arenaria. It is now classified in the sandpiper family Scolopacidae but was formerly sometimes placed in the plover family Charadriidae. It is a highly migratory bird, breeding in northern parts of Eurasia and North America and flying south to winter on coastlines almost worldwide. It is the only species of turnstone in much of its range and...

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Conservation Summary

Source: BirdLife International (2011) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 31/07/2011.
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