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 163 videos
Three birds foraging in seaweeds on the beach with a sanderling. Locality Île de Ré, Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes, France (ssp interpres)
herve jacob 6 December 2015 29 weeks ago 25 sec 5
A bird on the seashore. Locality Bretteville-sur-Ay, Manche, Basse-Normandie, Normandie, France
Jeremiusz Trzaska 7 August 2015 36 weeks ago 41 sec 4.8
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 year ago 51 sec 4.7
A juvenile bird showing its typical feeding technique Locality Helgoland, Germany (ssp interpres)
Juan Fernández Elipe 9 September 2007 8 years ago 22 sec 4.7
A bird feeding. Locality Wimereux, Pas-de-Calais, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
Jeremiusz Trzaska 1 April 2016 8 weeks ago 35 sec 4.5
adult cleaning feathers on a rock at Malmok Locality Aruba, Netherlands Antilles
Thore Noernberg 18 August 2015 44 weeks ago 26 sec 4.5
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Two adult birds in summer plumages
Locality Varberg, Halland County, Sweden
GunnarPettersson 13 May 2007 1 year ago 4.7
adult bird in wintering area
Locality Cuxhaven, Lower Saxony, Germany (ssp interpres)
Pascal Eckhoff 20 February 2012 2 years ago 4.6
A bird foraging on the beach
Locality Djibouti (ssp interpres)
Frederic Pelsy 29 March 2008 11 weeks ago 4.5
A female in breeding plumage standing next to the water.
Locality Kongsfjord Mountains, Finnmark County, Norway (ssp interpres)
Josep del Hoyo 1 June 2014 1 year ago 4.5
breeding plumage, six birds feeding in sea side rock, breeding plumage.
Locality Kizhunna Beach, Kannur District, Kerala, India
sasidharanmanekkara 21 April 2015 1 year ago 4.5
Locality Texel, North Holland Province, Netherlands
Frank Bos 16 May 2014 2 years ago 4.5
Two birds calling on the tundra, one very near and another one farer.
Locality Kongsfjord Mountains, Finnmark County, Norway
Josep del Hoyo 1 June 2014 1 year ago 4
Two birds calling on the tundra.
Locality Komagvaer, Varanger Fjord, Finnmark County, Norway
Josep del Hoyo 31 May 2014 1 year ago 4
calls. Locality Icapuí, Ceará State, Brazil
Ciro Albano 9 September 2006 7 years ago 3
A small flock of birds calling after taking off from a break-wall. Locality Griffiths Island, Port Fairy, Victoria, Australia
Nick Talbot 3 April 2016 11 weeks ago 0