Present in New Zealand (View details)

Classification
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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

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Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres

Observer

cullen

Date

October 8, 2014 06:23 PM CDT

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Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres

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cullen

Date

October 8, 2014 04:30 PM CDT

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Turnstone Arenaria interpres

Observer

grahame

Date

October 5, 2014

Description

An unusual visitor to the Avon / Heathcote Estuary, Christchurch.
A male Turnstone still with most of it's breeding plumage.
These little birds breed in the Arctic.

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Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres

Observer

chrismorse

Date

March 28, 2012 12:20 PM NZDT

Description

Disturbed from small sand island exposed at low tide, Rangiputa Harbour, Northland. (smaller, pied birds)
Also present -New Zealand Dotterel & Bar-Tailed Godwit.

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What

Turnstone Arenaria interpres

Observer

steveattwood

Date

February 16, 2014

Description

A lone pair of turnstones among the godwits and dotterels at Ashley

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What

Turnstone Arenaria interpres

Observer

steveattwood

Date

November 6, 2013

Description

I was pleased to see turnstone at Ashley, the first time I have seen them there, although they have been reported by others earlier this year and in previous seasons. It's the first time I've managed to get close and was amazed at their industry as stone after stone, many that must have weighed as much as the bird, were turned over in rapid succession.

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Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres

Date

May 3, 2014

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What

Turnstone Arenaria interpres

Observer

parkecology

Date

March 9, 2013 11:39 AM NZDT

Place

Puponga (Google, OSM)

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Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres

Observer

ecologyelise

Date

September 28, 2014

Description

At least 3 observed.

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Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres

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yasingi

Date

October 1, 2014

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Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres

Observer

jmaughn

Date

October 7, 2014

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What

Ruddy Turnstone (Arenaria interpres) Arenaria interpres

Observer

ajwacaser

Date

October 5, 2014

Description

Eating California Beach Fleas in the eel grass north of Dillon Beach

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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.