Ruddy Turnstone

A stout anil busily active shorebird, the Ruddy Turnstone thrusts its bill under stones or fronds of seaweed, flipping them over to get at the small animals hidden underneath. In flight, white patterns on the wings and back help identify this species.

• NEST A shallow hollow in the ground.

• Distribution

Breeds in the high Arctic. Winters on coasts throughout distribi moN the world.

Plumage Sexcs differ s|¡Kht|y

Migration Migran,


Species phalaropus lobatos



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