Snipes, Sandpipers and Phalaropes (Scolopacidae)

Ruddy Turnstone (Arenaria interpres) - HBW 3, p. 515

French: Tournepierre à collier German: Steinwälzer 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.