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Present in New Zealand (View details)

Classification
Within NatureWatch NZ

All Names

  • Scientific Names
    • Arenaria interpres
  • English
    • Ruddy Turnstone
    • chicken
    • Turnstone
  • 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

What

turnstone Arenaria interpres

Observer

heni

Date

March 4, 2015

Photos / Sounds

What

Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres

Observer

gyrrlfalcon

Date

March 2, 2015

Description

With a Sea Star in the second picture

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres

Observer

gyrrlfalcon

Date

March 2, 2015

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

March 2, 2015 09:15 AM PST

Photos / Sounds

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What

Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres

Observer

dpom

Date

March 2, 2015 10:11 AM PST

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Ruddy turnstone Arenaria interpres

Observer

aranholt

Date

March 1, 2015

Photos / Sounds

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What

Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres

Observer

erikamitchell

Date

August 3, 2014 01:31 PM EDT

Photos / Sounds

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What

Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres

Observer

gyrrlfalcon

Date

February 24, 2015

Photos / Sounds

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What

Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres

Observer

annikaml

Date

September 27, 2011 11:47 AM CDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres

Observer

elinpierce

Date

December 31, 2014 04:17 PM CST

Description

Taken with a smartphone in late afternoon.

The turnstone is facing camera on right side of photo.

(There is also a Sanderling on left)

Photos / Sounds

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What

Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres

Observer

nicetim

Date

February 18, 2015

Photos / Sounds

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What

Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres

Observer

cullen

Date

February 19, 2015 07:24 AM CST
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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.