Description of Nordmann's Greenshank
Nordmann's Greenshank was first discovered by Tan Kok Hui, Danny Lau and Lau Jia Sheng and Tan Gim Cheong. Soon afterwards Nordmann's Greenshank was confirmed by David Li who has previous experience with the species in Malaysia.
Structure of Nordmann's Greenshank
Nordmann's Greenshank is a medium-sized Sandpiper, 29-32 cm long, with a slightly upturned, bicoloured bill and shortest yellow legs.
Breeding Season of Nordmann's Greenshank
The breeding adults of Nordmann's greenshank family are boldly marked, with whitish spots and spangling on blackish upperside, heavily streaked head and upper neck, broad blackish crescentic spots on lower neck and breast and darker lores.
Breeding and Migration of Nordmann's Greenshank
Nordmann's greenshank breeds in eastern Russia along the south-western and northern coasts of the Sea of Okhotsk and on Sakhalin Island. Its non-breeding range is not fully understood, but significant numbers have been recorded in South Korea, mainland China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan on passage and in Bangladesh, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam and Peninsular Malaysia in winter. It has also been recorded on passage or in winter in Japan, North Korea, India, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Singapore, the Philippines and Indonesia. There are unconfirmed records from Nepal and Guam. It probably has a population of 500-1,000 individuals.
Behaviour of Nordmann's Greenshank
Nordmann's Greenshank is fairly aberrant and was formerly placed in the monotypic genus Pseudototanus. Nordmann's Greenshank is an endangered species of the genus Tringa. Nordmann's Greenshank appears closest overall to the semipalmata-flavipes and the stagnatilis-totanus-glareola groups, though it also has some similarities to the greater yellowlegs and common greenshank.
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