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 116 videos
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 10 weeks ago 40 sec 4.7
A bird in summer plumage foraging on the pier. Locality Pier of IJmuiden, Netherlands (ssp interpres)
Yoel Jimenez 1 September 2012 15 weeks ago 27 sec 4.7
trying to eat crab Locality La Libertad Department, Peru (ssp morinella)
Daniêl Jimenez 16 November 2012 39 weeks ago 33 sec 4.6
Two adults feeding close to the water. Locality Liliuokalani Gardens, Hilo, Hawaii, Hawaiian Islands
Josep del Hoyo 27 March 2013 22 weeks ago 52 sec 4.6
An adult in basic plumage on the beach preening. Locality Ventura Harbor, Ventura County, California, USA (United States) (ssp interpres )
Don DesJardin 25 September 2013 10 weeks ago 29 sec 4.5
An adult in basic plumage standing next to some kelp that has washed up on the beach. Locality Ventura Harbor, Ventura County, California, USA (United States) (ssp interpres)
Don DesJardin 25 September 2013 10 weeks ago 36 sec 4.5
PhotosSee all 148 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 4.5
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 2 years ago 4.4
On rocky shore
Locality Île aux Basques, Quebec, Canada
Guy Poisson 6 September 2011 2 years 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 43 weeks ago 4.3