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Present in New Zealand (View details)

Classification
Within NatureWatch NZ

All Names

  • English
    • Turnstone
    • Ruddy Turnstone
    • chicken
  • Scientific Names
    • Arenaria interpres
  • French
    • tournepierre à collier
  • Spanish
    • Vuelvepiedras rojizo
  • German
    • Steinwälzer
  • Hawaiian
    • ʻAkekeke
  • Portuguese
    • Rola-do-mar
    • Vira-pedras
  • Aou 4 Letter Codes
    • RUTU

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Recent observations

Photos / Sounds

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What

Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres

Observer

fm5050

Date

November 15, 2014 04:00 PM EST

Description

Ocean City Inlet, MD Nov. 15, 2014

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres

Observer

taj

Date

November 6, 2014 12:04 PM PST

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres

Observer

jansonjones

Date

November 16, 2014 01:34 PM EST

Description

Arenaria interpres, the Ruddy turnstone, photographed in Volusia county, Florida (16 November 2014). Janson Jones, http://dusttracks.com.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres

Observer

colinmorita

Date

November 9, 2014 03:58 PM HST

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres

Observer

colinmorita

Date

November 14, 2014 03:18 PM HST

Photos / Sounds

What

Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres

Observer

m_jon

Date

August 7, 2013 12:11 PM PDT

Description

ruddy turnstone

Photos / Sounds

What

Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres

Observer

taogirl

Date

October 22, 2014

Photos / Sounds

What

Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres

Observer

gyrrlfalcon

Date

November 10, 2014

Photos / Sounds

What

Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres

Observer

robberfly

Date

November 10, 2014

Description

I'm scared I knew this was a Turnstone. What's next? Purchasing binoculars?

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Ruddy turnstone Arenaria interpres

Observer

colinmorita

Date

August 17, 2014 05:35 PM HST

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Ruddy turnstone Arenaria interpres

Observer

colinmorita

Date

November 7, 2014 03:52 PM HST

Photos / Sounds

What

Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres

Observer

colinmorita

Date

November 7, 2014 11:34 AM HST
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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.