Common Greenshank

Common Greenshank
Common Greenshank Tringa nebularia, Jiangsu, China, May. Common Greenshank is a common passage migrant in Shanghai. Common Greenshank is distinguished from Nordmann’s Greenshank T. guttifer by its longer tibiae; thinner, more graceful neck, giving it a less hunched appearance than Nordmann’s; and thinner, less obviously bi-colored bill. For a detailed description of the differences between Common Greenshank and Nordmann’s Greenshank, see our post Your Handy-Dandy Nordmann’s Greenshank ID Primer! (Craig Brelsford)

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