Wood sandpiper (Tringa glareola)

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Wood sandpiper, side portrait
IUCN Red List species status – Least Concern LEAST
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  • The wood sandpiper is a widespread migratory wading bird of Europe and Asia which overwinters in Africa.
  • The diet of the wood sandpiper varies seasonally, and includes invertebrates, small fish, frogs and plant matter.
  • Nesting on the on the ground, the wood sandpiper usually lays three or four eggs.
  • The wood sandpiper can be seen in groups of up to 1,000 during migration.
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Wood sandpiper description

KingdomAnimalia
PhylumChordata
ClassAves
OrderCharadriiformes
FamilyScolopacidae
GenusTringa (1)

Information on the wood sandpiper (Tringa glareola) is currently being researched and written and will appear here shortly.

French
Chevalier sylvain.
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Wood sandpiper status

The wood sandpiper is classified as Least Concern (LC) on the IUCN Red List (1).

IUCN Red List species status – Least Concern

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References

  1. IUCN Red List (March, 2011)
    http://www.iucnredlist.org
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Wood sandpiper, side portrait  
Wood sandpiper, side portrait

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