Black Turnstone

Arenaria melanocephala

Order

CHARADRIIFORMES

Family

Sandpipers, Phalaropes (Scolopacidae)

Code 4

BLTU

Code 6

AREMEL

ITIS

HEAD

Black Turnstone Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: Dagger, All-purpose
  • Eye Color: Dark brown.
  • Head pattern: Eyeline, Plain, Streaked, Unique pattern, Eyebrow
  • Crown Color: Gray-black
  • Forehead Color: Gray-black and white.
  • Nape Color: Gray-black
  • Throat Color: Gray-black
  • Cere color: No Data

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BODY

Black Turnstone Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 23 cm (9 in)
  • Weight: 113 g (4 oz)
  • Size: Medium (9 - 16 in)
  • Color Primary: White, Black
  • Underparts: Gray-black breast with white sides and belly.
  • Upperparts: Gray-black
  • Back Pattern: Solid
  • Belly Pattern: Solid
  • Breast Pattern: Solid

FLIGHT

Black Turnstone Flight Illustration
  • Flight Pattern: Swift direct flight with rapid wing beats.
  • Wingspan Range: 43-46 cm (17-18 in)
  • Wing Shape: Pointed-Wings
  • Tail shape: Fan-shaped Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Mottled
  • Upper Tail: Gray-black
  • Under Tail: White
  • Leg Color: Brown-orange
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Head Feathers and Markings X
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