Snipes, Sandpipers and Phalaropes (Scolopacidae)

Common Greenshank (Tringa nebularia) - HBW 3, p. 510

French: Chevalier aboyeur German: Grünschenkel Spanish: Archibebe Claro
Other common names: (Greater) Greenshank

Taxonomy: Scolopax nebularia Gunnerus, 1767, district of Trondheim, Norway.
Possible race glottoides proposed for E populations, on grounds of larger size range and details of non-breeding plumage. Monotypic.

Distribution: N Scotland and Scandinavia E through C Asia to E Siberia and Kamchatka. Winters from W Europe through Mediterranean to Africa, and E through Middle East to S Asia, Indonesia and Australasia.