Showing posts with label Waders. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Waders. Show all posts


Ruff (Philomachus pugnax) is a migratory bird that breeds in wetlands in the colder regions of northern Eurasia and spends the period when the northern hemisphere is winter in the tropics, mostly in Africa.

Ruff sketch painting. Bird art drawing by illustrator Artmagenta

Ruff is a bird drawing by artist and illustrator Artmagenta

Pied Avocet

Pied Avocet ( Recurvirostra avosetta) breeds in Europe and in most of Africa and Asia.

Pied Avocet sketch painting. Bird art drawing by illustrator Artmagenta
Pied Avocet


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Red-necked avocet

The red-necked avocet (Recurvirostra novaehollandiae) also known as the Australian avocet, cobbler, cobbler's awl, and painted lady, is a wader of the family Recurvirostridae that is endemic to Australia.

Spotted Redshank

The Spotted Redshank (Tringa erythropus) breed in Scandinavia and northern Asia.

Spotted Redshank sketch painting. Bird art drawing by illustrator Artmagenta
Spotted Redshank


The Common Redshank (Tringa totanus) is nesting in large parts of Europe and Asia, north of the Himalayas and as far east as to China. Most of the world population are migratory birds and are wintering in the Middle East, India andSoutheast Asia. The species overwinters also locally along most of the African coasts. The majority of the population in the UK and Western Europe are sedentary or move short distances out to sea.

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Piping Plover

The Piping Plover (Charadrius melodus) is a small sand-colored, sparrow-sized shorebird that nests and feeds along coastal sand and gravel beaches in North America. Their breeding habitat includes beaches or sand flats on the Atlantic coast, the shores of the Great Lakes, and in the mid-west of Canada and the United States. They nest on sandy or gravel beaches or shoals.

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Grey-headed lapwing

The grey-headed lapwing (Vanellus cinereus) is a lapwing species which breeds in northeast China and Japan. The mainland population winters in northern Southeast Asia from northeastern India to Cambodia. The Japanese population winters, at least partially, in southern Honshū.

Ringed Plover

Ringed Plover (Charadrius hiaticula) breed in northern Eurasia and northeastern Canada. Most are migratory birds and winters in southern Europe, Africa, the Indian Ocean, in southwest Asia and Japan.
Ringed Plover sketch painting. Bird art drawing by illustrator Artmagenta
Ringed Plover

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Whimbrel (Numenius phaeopus) breed in North America, northern Europe and in Asia, mainly in Siberia.
Common breeding sites are heaths, swamps, clear cuts and steppe lands.

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Terek sandpiper

Terek sandpiper bird painting by Artmagenta
Terek sandpiper

The Terek sandpiper (Xenus cinereus) breeds near water in the taiga from Finland through northern Siberia to the Kolyma River, and migrate south in winter to tropical coasts in east Africa, south Asia and Australia, usually preferring muddy areas. It is a rare vagrant in western Europe.

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Wood Sandpiper

The Wood Sandpiper (Tringa glareola) breeds in large parts of northern Europe and Asia. This Sandpiper is a migratory bird that winters in Africa and South Asia.
The Wood Sandpiper's natural habitat during the breeding season is raised bogs and montane forests.
The Wood Sandpiper feeds mostly on insects, which it catches by pecking with their beaks into shallow water or muddy soil.

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Sanderlings (Calidris alba) nest circumpolar in the Arctic and is a long migrants that winter in South America, Africa and Australia. More than 25% of the population that moves along the eastern Atlantic, winters in the islands Bijagós in Guinea-Bissau, Africa.
In the spring the sanderlings return to the arctic tundra and lays 3-4 eggs in a pit on the ground, which is sparingly lined with grass and lichens.
On the breeding grounds the birds eat mostly insects and some plant material. In winter, the diet consists of small crabs and other small invertebrates which it picks in the water at the beach.

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Cattle Egret

The Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis) is a cosmopolitan species of heron found in the tropics, subtropics and warm temperate zones. The Cattle Egret has undergone one of the most rapid and wide reaching natural expansions of any bird species. It was originally native to parts of Southern Spain and Portugal, tropical and subtropical Africa and humid tropical and subtropical Asia. In the end of the 19th century it began expanding its range into southern Africa. Cattle Egrets were first sighted in the Americas on the boundary of Guiana and Suriname in 1877, having apparently flown across the Atlantic Ocean. It was not until the 1930s that the species is thought to have become established in that area. The species first arrived in North America in 1941, bred in Florida in 1953, and spread rapidly, breeding for the first time in Canada in 1962. It is now commonly seen as far west as California.

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Grey Plover

The Grey Plover  (Pluvialis squatarola) nest mainly on arctic tundra, from northern Russia to Alaska and Canada. It is a migratory bird. It is estimated that the number kustpipare moving through western Europe in the spring amounts to 247,000 individuals. The population that breeds east of the Taimyr in Siberia, winters from southern and eastern Africa, through Arabia, India, Southeast Asia to Australia. The North American population winters from the U.S. east and west coasts south to Argentina and Chile.
Plovers feeds on worms, crustaceans, snails, insects and their larvae.

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Long-billed Curlew

The long-billed curlew (Numenius americanus) is a large North American shorebird. This species was also called "sicklebird" and the "candlestick bird". The species is native to central and western North America. In the winter, the species migrates southwards, as well as towards the coastline.


The Eurasian Curlew (Numenius arquata) breeds accross temperate Europe and Asia. The Curlew is migratory bird, wintering i Africa and south Europe and south Asia.
The bird's nest is a bare scrape on meadow.
The Curlew eats small invertebrates probed from soft mud.

Curlew sketch painting. Bird art drawing by illustrator Artmagenta

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Black-crowned Night Heron

Black-crowned Night Heron sketch painting. Bird art drawing by illustrator Artmagenta
Black-crowned Night Heron
The Black-crowned Night Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax) is a medium-sized heron found throughout a large part of the world, except in the coldest regions and Australasia.

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American Oystercatcher

American Oystercatcher sketch painting. Bird art drawing by illustrator Artmagenta.
American Oystercatcher painting
The American Oystercatcher (Haematopus palliatus), occasionally called the American Pied Oystercatcher is found on the Atlantic coast of North America from New England to northern Florida, where it is also found on the Gulf coast, and south to northern South America. It is found also in the Pacific coast of Mexico, Central America and northern South America.

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Collared pratincole

Collared pratincole bird painting by Artmagenta
Collared pratincole
The collared pratincole or common pratincole (Glareola pratincola) is found in the warmer parts of Europe, southwest Asia and Africa. It is migratory, wintering in tropical Africa.

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Temminck's Stint

Temminck's stint sketch painting. Bird art drawing by illustrator Artmagenta
Temminck's stint
Temminck's Stint (Calidris temminckii) breed in northern Europe and Asia, in Russia and in the mountain areas of Scandinavia, and sometimes in Scotland.

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