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Category:Tringa - BirdForum Opus

Genus: Tringa


Waders. Range is almost worldwide; breed in North America and Eurasia.


Tringa is a genus in the family Scolopacidae.

Tringa leg coloration

Pereira & Baker (2005) shows evidence to treat Spotted Redshank (erythropus), Greater Yellowlegs (melanoleuca), and Common Greenshank (nebularia) as a superspecies. This study demonstrates Tringa leg coloration as a paraphyletic character, exhibiting the full spectrum of Tringa leg coloration within a superspecies.

Genus Tringa viewedit
T. ochropus Green Sandpiper
T. solitaria Solitary Sandpiper
T. brevipes Grey-tailed Tattler
T. incana Wandering Tattler
T. erythropus Spotted Redshank
T. melanoleuca Greater Yellowlegs
T. nebularia Common Greenshank
T. guttifer Nordmann's Greenshank
T. semipalmata Willet
T. flavipes Lesser Yellowlegs
T. stagnatilis Marsh Sandpiper
T. glareola Wood Sandpiper
T. totanus Common Redshank