Definition of redshank in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈrɛdʃaŋk


  • A large Eurasian sandpiper with long red legs and brown, grey, or blackish plumage.
    • Genus Tringa, family Scolopacidae: two species, in particular T. totanus
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    • 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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