Nordmann’s Greenshank

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Scientific Name: Tringa guttifer
Malay Name: Kedidi Kaki Hijau Berbintik
Chinese Name: 小青脚鹬
Alternative Name(s): Spotted Greenshank

Breeds in Siberia, recorded on passage in southern China, Japan, Korea and winters to Bangladesh and Southeast Asia


Size: 29-32 cm

Adult resembles Common Greenshank but has thicker, distinctively bi-coloured and slightly upturned bill, faintly streaked crown, nape and sides of breast, plainer upperparts without obvious dark markings on wing-coverts and shorter, yellowish legs. Shows all white uppertail-coverts when in flight and toes do not extend beyond tail-tip.

Similar looking species: Common Greenshank, Grey-tailed Tattler

Habitat: Mudflats and sandflats.


Local Status: Very rare migrant

Conservation Status: Endangered (BirdLife International 2016)

Past accepted records in our database:

Migrant bar chart (see more bar charts):

BirdLife International. (2016). Tringa guttifer. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016. Accessed on 1 January 2023
Jeyarajasingam, A., & Pearson, A. (2012). A Field Guide to the Birds of Peninsular Malaysia and Singapore. Oxford University Press.
Lim, K. S. (2009). The Avifauna of Singapore. Nature Society (Singapore).
Robson, C. (2014). Field guide to the birds of South-East Asia (Second Edition). Bloomsbury Publishing, London.