- Tringa totanus
- Brownish upperparts
- Pale underparts
- Streaked flanks & breast
- Whitish eye-ring
- Short supercilium
- Long black-tipped red bill, except in Juvenile
- Red legs
- White rump extending up the back, finishing in a 'v' shape
- White trailing edges to wings
There are 6 subspecies:
- T. t. robusta:
- T. t. totanus:
- T. t. ussuriensis:
- T. t. terrignotae:
- Southern Manchuria; winters in south-eastern Asia
- T. t. craggi:
- North-western China (north-western Xinjiang); winter grounds unknown
- T. t. eurhina:
- Pamir Mountains to northern India and Tibet; winters in India
Two additional subspecies, britannica and meinertzhageni are generally considered invalid.
A variety of wetlands.
The diet includes invertebrates.
The nest is a shallow depression on the ground, concealed near or under vegetation; the male builds the base and the female lines it with twigs and leaves. 3-5 eggs are laid and incubated by both parents for 22-25 days.
- Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2016. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2016, with updates to August 2016. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
- Collins Field Guide 5th Edition ISBN 0 00 219900 9
- Collins Bird Guide ISBN 0 00 219728
- BirdForum Opus contributors. (2021) Common Redshank. In: BirdForum, the forum for wild birds and birding. Retrieved 4 August 2021 from https://www.birdforum.net/wiki/Common_Redshank