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 98 videos
A group of birds feeding on a rocky beach Locality Port Mahon, Kent County, Delaware, USA (United States) (ssp morinella)
Josep del Hoyo 5 May 2006 6 years ago 34 sec 4.7
trying to eat crab Locality La Libertad Department, Peru (ssp morinella)
Daniêl Jimenez 16 November 2012 10 weeks ago 33 sec 4.6
A close up of a juvenile opening its bill Locality Årnestangen, Oslo & Akershus, Norway (ssp interpres)
Eric Roualet 21 August 2012 38 weeks ago 21 sec 4.5
A bird resting on the pier. Locality Pier of IJmuiden, Netherlands
Yoel Jimenez 29 January 2011 2 years ago 45 sec 4.5
Birds in winter plumage roosting and preening on a promenade at high tide Locality Scarborough, North Yorkshire, Yorkshire, England, Great Britain (ssp interpres)
Greg Baker 29 March 2002 1 year ago 53 sec 4.4
Confrontations between birds of a group feeding on a rocky beach Locality Port Mahon, Kent County, Delaware, USA (United States) (ssp morinella)
Josep del Hoyo 5 May 2006 6 years ago 37 sec 4.3
PhotosSee all 131 photos
roosting at sunset on the pier
Locality De IJzermonding Nature Reserve, Nieuwpoort, West Flanders Province, Belgium
Marco Valentini 14 January 2012 1 year ago 4.6
Locality Eilat, Israel
Lior Kislev 7 May 2009 2 years ago 4.4
Portret of a Turnstone
Locality Scheveningen, The Hague, South Holland Province, Netherlands
Rob Belterman 4 September 2011 1 year ago 4.4
On rocky shore
Locality Île aux Basques, Quebec, Canada
Guy Poisson 6 September 2011 1 year ago 4.4
Locality Herdla, Hordaland County, Norway
Geir Jensen 12 March 2011 1 year ago 4.3
A bird resting on a fence.
Locality Florida, USA (United States)
sophiebuck 11 December 2012 13 weeks ago 4.3