Nordmann’s Greenshank

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

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


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

Habitat: Mudflats and sandflats.


Local Status: Very rare migrant

Conservation Status: Endangered (IUCN 3.1)

Location: The most recent record was two birds at Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve on 15-23 November 2008. Earlier records include two and five birds at Jurong on October 1963 and January 1964 respectively followed by one bird at Changi between 9 November and 5 December 1981.


External Links:
Conservation Status: IUCN Red List Page
Photos: Oriental Bird Images
Sound Recordings: xeno-canto Link
Wikipedia Entry: Wikipedia Link

Craig Robson (2011) A Field Guide to the Birds of South-East Asia
Allen Jeyarajasingam & Alan Pearson (2012) A Field Guide to the Birds of Peninsular Malaysia and Singapore
Lim Kim Seng (2009) The Avifauna of Singapore