- Tringa erythropus
29-32 cm (11½-12½ in)
Bill: Red lower mandible, with black tip; slightly de-curved
- Dark grey to black body
- Upperparts spotted white
- Grey-brown above
- White below
- Grey chest
- Marked white supercilium
Juvenile similar to the winter adult but much darker. Irregular streaks on flanks
Can be told from winter-plumaged Common Redshank by the obvious white supercilium.
They breed by pools, marshes and peatbogs. Winters on muddy estuaries.
Feeds in deeper water than Common, lunging at prey and sweeping the bill from side to side.
Similar to Common Redshank but legs extend further beyond the tail.
Generally monogamous. The clutch consists of 4 eggs, which are laid in a ground scrape.
The diet consists of fish, insect larvae, shrimps, amphibians and worms. Also terrestrial flying insects
- Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2018. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2018. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
- Collins Pocket Guide to British Birds 1966
- Collins Field Guide 5th Edition
- Collins Bird Guide ISBN 0 00 219728 6
- Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved Sept 2017)
- BirdForum Opus contributors. (2021) Spotted Redshank. In: BirdForum, the forum for wild birds and birding. Retrieved 12 May 2021 from https://www.birdforum.net/wiki/Spotted_Redshank