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  • noun Plural form of greenshank.


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  • Significant populations of Palaearctic birds winter here, with several thousand wigeon (Anas penelope) and shovelers (Anas clypeata) observed in the Bale Mountains, along with waders such as ruffs (Philomachus pugnax) and greenshanks (Tringa nebularia).

    Ethiopian montane moorlands 2008

  • Waders like Chinese egrets (Egretta eulophotes), Nordmann’s greenshanks (Tringa guttifer), and Saunder’s gulls (Larus saundersi) also winter here.

    Taiwan subtropical evergreen forests 2008

  • These include Japanese night-herons (Gorsachius goisagi), Nordmann’s greenshanks (Tringa guttifer), and spoon-billed sandpipers (Eurynorhynchus pygmeus).

    South Taiwan monsoon rain forests 2007


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