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RUDDY TURNSTONE (Arenaria interpres)
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Ruddy turnstone

This small bird is the most numerous of all the waders that regularly visit Lord Howe Island. They breed in the Arctic Circle, Canada, Alaska, Greenland, Scandinavia and Russia in the northern summer, and migrate into the southern hemisphere for our summer. There are usually 60 to 100 birds are here over summer, and sometimes more are seen as they fly to or from New Zealand on their migration flights.

Length: 23cm; wingspan 52cm.

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