Definition of redshank in English:

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redshank

Pronunciation: /ˈrɛdʃaŋk/

noun

A large Eurasian sandpiper with long red legs and brown, grey, or blackish plumage.
  • Genus Tringa, family Scolopacidae: two species, in particular T. totanus
Example sentences
  • Their farm is a haven for black grouse, lapwing, yellow wagtail, redshank, snipe and golden plover.
  • When I came in April, the whimbrel, a summer migrant, had arrived to join the resident curlews, redshanks and oystercatchers.
  • Bird species to be seen include ringed plover, oystercatcher, redshank and little grebe.
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