Ruddy Turnstone

(Arenaria interpres)

               
Conservation Status

IUCN Red List

LC - Least Concern

Ruddy Turnstone

 

NatureServe

N5B, N5N - Secure Breeding and Nonbreeding

SNRM - Unranked Migrant

Minnesota

not listed

Occurrence

Uncommon migrant

Habitat

Lake shores, marshes, sewage lagoons, agricultural fields

Size

8¾ to 9½ in length

20 to 22 wingspan

Photo by Lynn Rubey

Identification

The black “bib” on the breast merges with a band that curves up to the shoulders.

 
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Migration

Mid-May to mid-June and late July through September


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Taxonomy

Order:

Charadriiformes (shorebirds and relatives)

 

Family:

Scolopacidae (sandpipers)

 
Subordinate Taxa

Ruddy Turnstone (Arenaria interpres interpres)

Ruddy Turnstone (Arenaria interpres morinella)

 
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Lynn Rubey


The Ruddy Turnstone was enjoying the sprays of water as the wind wept the waves over the rocky edge of one of the pools located in The Big Stone National Wildlife Refuge. A couple of them would stay farther back in the rocks and grass, this one was standing on one of the closer rocks to the waters edge and after a few sprays of water would shake it off then wait for it again. This is along the auto tour road and as vehicles would drive by they would take to the skies and then return to their perches on the rocks and the grass.

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  Ruddy Turnstone (Arenaria interpres).
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Published on May 31, 2016

Ruddy Turnstones (Arenaria interpres) in breeding plumage. On an early morning in the small port of the Cocksdorp on Texel in the Netherlands.

 
     
  Arenaria interpres = RUDDY TURNSTONE
Rob Curtis
 
   
 
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Published on Mar 13, 2015

Arenaria interpres = RUDDY TURNSTONE. Individuals preening, foraging.

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http://www.theearlybirder.com/sandprs/rud-turn/index.htm

 
     
  Ruddy Turnstones - Arenaria interpres - Palm Beach County, Florida, USA
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Published on May 24, 2012

Ruddy Turnstones on the beach near Lake Worth Pier in Palm Beach County, Florida, USA. April 12, 2012.

 
     

 

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Lynn Rubey
5/22/2019

Location: Big Stone National Wildlife Refuge

The Ruddy Turnstone was enjoying the sprays of water as the wind wept the waves over the rocky edge of one of the pools located in The Big Stone National Wildlife Refuge. A couple of them would stay farther back in the rocks and grass, this one was standing on one of the closer rocks to the waters edge and after a few sprays of water would shake it off then wait for it again. This is along the auto tour road and as vehicles would drive by they would take to the skies and then return to their perches on the rocks and the grass.

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