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.
Similar looking species: Marsh Sandpiper, Nordmann's Greenshank
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.
Conservation Status: IUCN Red List Page
Sound Recordings: xeno-canto Link
Wikipedia Entry: Wikipedia Link
eBird Species page: eBird (Common Greenshank)
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.
Singapore Birds Project. (n.d.). Common Greenshank. Retrieved on May 29, 2023 from https://singaporebirds.com/species/common-greenshank.