Ruddy Turnstone

Arenaria interpres

Order

CHARADRIIFORMES

Family

Sandpipers, Phalaropes (Scolopacidae)

Code 4

RUTU

Code 6

AREINT

ITIS

HEAD

Ruddy Turnstone Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: Dagger
  • Eye Color: Dark brown
  • Head pattern: Streaked, Unique pattern, Malar or malar stripe
  • Crown Color: White and gray.
  • Forehead Color: White and black.
  • Nape Color: White and black.
  • Throat Color: White chin, black below.
  • Cere color: No Data

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BODY

Ruddy Turnstone Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 23-25 cm (9-10 in)
  • Weight: 190 g (6.7 oz)
  • Size: Medium (9 - 16 in)
  • Color Primary: White, Brown
  • Underparts: Black breast, white belly and sides.
  • Upperparts: Black and rust-brown with some white.
  • Back Pattern: Striped or streaked, Solid
  • Belly Pattern: Solid
  • Breast Pattern: Solid

FLIGHT

Ruddy 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: Banded
  • Upper Tail: White with black band at tip.
  • Under Tail: White
  • Leg Color: Orange
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Parts of a Standing bird X
Head Feathers and Markings X
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