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Present in New Zealand (View details)

Classification
Within NatureWatch NZ

All Names

  • Hawaiian
    • ‘Akekeke
    • ʻAkekeke
  • Scientific Names
    • Arenaria interpres
  • English
    • Ruddy Turnstone
    • chicken
    • Turnstone
  • French
    • tournepierre à collier
  • Spanish
    • Vuelvepiedras rojizo
  • German
    • Steinwälzer
  • 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

Date

May 26, 2015

Description

seen on a sand bar, black and white breasted, back brown and black, deep chested

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres

Observer

smcfoy

Date

May 29, 2015 04:48 PM EDT

Photos / Sounds

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What

Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres

Observer

finatic

Date

April 17, 2015 08:01 AM PDT

Description

Monroe County, Florida, US

Photos / Sounds

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What

Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres

Observer

bighornshaver

Date

August 12, 2010

Description

Need help identifying this one. A shore bird getting a tasty breakfast treat at the beach.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres

Observer

duarte

Date

May 25, 2015

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Ruddy turnstone Arenaria interpres

Observer

roseandalastair

Date

May 25, 2015

Description

At coastal granite shelf periodically washed by waves. Group of approx 20 with a large group of Crested terns.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres

Date

March 27, 2010

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres

Date

March 9, 2010

Photos / Sounds

What

Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres

Observer

oscar_almeda

Date

May 4, 2015

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres

Observer

celticcail

Date

May 14, 2015

Description

Very zoomed in but he was alone in a sea of tens of thousands of other species. :)

Photos / Sounds

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What

ruddy turnstone Arenaria interpres

Observer

muir

Date

May 9, 2015 10:14 AM EDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres

Observer

mspickvt

Date

May 10, 2015 04:01 PM EDT
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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.