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

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

Taxonomy: Monotypic.

Size: 29-32 cm

Identification: 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: Vagrant

Conservation Status: Endangered (BirdLife International 2016)

Past records in our database:

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Migrant bar chart (see more bar charts):

Nordmann's Greenshank Tringa guttifer
Average number of individuals by week based on Singapore Bird Database data, Jul 2013 to Jun 2023 (all records)
Early date 01 Aug 1964
Late date 01 Apr 1964
Bar chart not displayed for this species; no records in the given time period.
The last record of this endangered wader was in Nov 2008 at Sungei Buloh.


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.

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