Scientific Name: Tringa nebularia
Malay Name: Kedidi Kaki Hijau Biasa
Chinese Name: 青脚鹬
Range: Breeds in the Northern Palearctic from central Europe to eastern Siberia, winters in tropical Africa through the Middle East and Indian subcontinent to Southeast Asia and Australia.
Size: 27-29 cm
Identification: A medium-sized wader with dirty green legs. Similar to the very rare Nordmann's Greenshank, but with thinner and duller bill, duller legs and darker looking upperparts. Distinguished from the uncommon Marsh Sandpiper by its bigger size and thicker bill with greenish bill base.
Habitat: Mudflats, sandflats and brackish lagoons.
Behaviour/Ecology: Gregarious, though they do not seem to associate with Common Redshanks locally.
Local Status: Uncommon migrant
Conservation Status: Least Concern (BirdLife International 2016)
Location: Any site with suitable habitat such as Sungei Buloh and Seletar Dam.
Migrant bar chart (see more bar charts):
Common Greenshank Tringa nebularia Estimated average number of individuals by week based on eBird data, Jul 2013 to Jun 2023
BirdLife International. (2016). Tringa nebularia. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T22693220A86684205.en. Accessed on 1 January 2023
Robson, C. (2014). Field guide to the birds of South-East Asia (Second Edition). Bloomsbury Publishing, London.
Bird Society of Singapore. (n.d.). Common Greenshank. Retrieved on November 27, 2023 from https://singaporebirds.com/species/common-greenshank.