Definition of greenshank in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈɡriːnʃaŋk/


A large sandpiper with long greenish legs and grey plumage, breeding in northern Eurasia and North America.
  • Genus Tringa, family Scolopacidae: two species, in particular T. nebularia.
Example sentences
  • Spotted redshank share their forest-marsh nesting grounds with wood sandpipers, greenshank, whimbrel, jack snipe and broad-billed sandpipers.
  • An even bigger threat from the proposed wind farm is potential damage to the peatland breeding habitat of wading birds like greenshank, dunlin, and golden plover.
  • View the pools and lagoons to see migrant waders like greenshanks and spotted redshanks.

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