No.239 Green Sandpiper Tringa ochropus


Rank : 3
Winter Visitor
Fairly common winter transient in Asakawa River basin. Observed more in upper-river basin such as Kita-Asakawa River.  Looks similar to Common Sandpiper, but the species has no white curves around bend of wing; darker colour on upperparts, where it has fine white spots; solitary or in small flocks.
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Adult; Winter Plumage