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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

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What

Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres

Observer

finatic

Date

January 25, 2015 03:05 PM PST

Description

San Diego County, California, US

Photos / Sounds

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What

ruddy turnstone Arenaria interpres

Observer

muir

Date

January 25, 2015 12:54 PM EST

Photos / Sounds

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What

Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres

Observer

muir

Date

January 18, 2015 11:07 AM EST

Photos / Sounds

What

Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

January 21, 2015 03:51 PM PST

Photos / Sounds

What

Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres

Observer

acryptozoo

Date

January 21, 2015

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres

Observer

paloma

Date

January 20, 2015 09:57 AM PST

Description

with Willet

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres

Observer

dpom

Date

January 11, 2015 02:47 PM PST

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres

Observer

colinmorita

Date

January 10, 2015 10:54 AM HST

Photos / Sounds

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What

Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres

Observer

keimwj

Date

May 30, 2009 02:39 PM EDT

Description

30 May 2009.
Port Mahon, Kent Co, DE.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres

Observer

botanygirl

Date

September 4, 2014 03:41 AM EDT

Description

Government Lake, Rottnest Island, Western Australia

Photos / Sounds

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What

Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres

Observer

davidr

Date

October 31, 2014 12:13 AM HST

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Turnstone Arenaria interpres

Observer

sara4

Date

December 31, 2014
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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.