Ruddy Turnstone (Arenaria interpres) - HBW 3, p. 515
French: Tournepierre à collier
Spanish: Vuelvepiedras Común
Other common names: Turnstone
Taxonomy: Tringa Interpres Linnaeus, 1758, Gotland, Sweden.
Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- interpres (Linnaeus, 1758) - Axel Heiberg I and Ellesmere I (N Canadian Arctic), Greenland, N Eurasia and NW Alaska; winters on coasts of W Europe, Africa, S Asia, Australasia and S Pacific islands, with some also on Pacific coast of North America, from California to at least Mexico.
- morinella (Linnaeus, 1766) - NE Alaska and most of Arctic Canada; winters from South Carolina and Gulf of Mexico to SC Chile and N Argentina.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
VideosSee all 138 videos
A male in breeding plumage standing and calling on the tundra. Locality Komagvaer, Varanger Fjord, Finnmark County, Norway (ssp interpres)
Josep del Hoyo 31 May 2014 1 week ago ADDED LAST MONTH 40 sec 4.8
An adult in basic plumage foraging in seaweed litter on the beach, and then being replaced by a Black Turnstone. Locality Ventura Harbor, Ventura County, California, USA (United States) (ssp interpres)
Don DesJardin 25 September 2013 1 year ago 40 sec 4.7
A bird in summer plumage foraging on the pier. Locality Pier of IJmuiden, North Holland Province, Netherlands (ssp interpres)
Yoel Jimenez 1 September 2012 1 year ago 27 sec 4.7
An individual in non-breeding plumage foraging on the beach littered with dead seaweed and grasses. Locality Ventura Harbor, Ventura County, California, USA (United States) (ssp interpres)
Don DesJardin 13 August 2014 40 weeks ago 43 sec 4.7
First a male and then a female, both in breeding plumage, foraging on the tundra. Locality Komagvaer, Varanger Fjord, Finnmark County, Norway (ssp interpres)
Josep del Hoyo 31 May 2014 1 week ago ADDED LAST MONTH 51 sec 4.6
trying to eat crab Locality La Libertad Department, Peru (ssp morinella)
Daniêl Jimenez 16 November 2012 2 years ago 33 sec 4.6
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Two adult birds in summer plumages
Locality Varberg, Halland County, Sweden
GunnarPettersson 13 May 2007 2 weeks ago ADDED LAST MONTH 4.7
breeding plumage, six birds feeding in sea side rock, breeding plumage.
Locality Kizhunna Beach, Kannur District, Kerala, India
sasidharanmanekkara 21 April 2015 4 weeks ago 4.5
Locality Texel, North Holland Province, Netherlands
Frank Bos 16 May 2014 52 weeks ago 4.5
adult bird in wintering area
Locality Cuxhaven, Lower Saxony, Germany (ssp interpres)
Pascal Eckhoff 20 February 2012 1 year ago 4.5
Locality Eilat, Israel
Lior Kislev 7 May 2009 4 years ago 4.5
A close view of a bird walking on a parking floor / Una vista cercana de un ave caminando en el suelo de un aparcamiento
Locality Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, Titusville, Brevard County, Florida, USA (United States)
Antonio Rodriguez Sinovas 17 November 2011 31 weeks ago 4.4