Ruddy Turnstone
Arenaria interpres

– medium-sized wader, slightly larger than Dunlin
– nocturnal migrant, diurnal migration takes place
– migrates singly or in very small, loose flocks


Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria i. interpres, AD BREED
BIF1393, 24/07/2016, Heligoland, Germany, Roland Neumann


Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria i. interpres, AD BREED
BIF1394, 24/07/2016, Heligoland, Germany, Roland Neumann

BIF800_MPU_I1Q3740_120823_rtstone-interpres-2-poss-AD_d_cuxhaven
Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria i. interpres, 1CY, AD
BIF0800, 23/08/2012, Cuxhaven, Germany, Mathias Putze

BIF801_MPU_I1Q3747_120823_rtstone-interpres-2-poss-AD_d_cuxhaven
Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria i. interpres, 1CY, AD
BIF0801, 23/08/2012, Cuxhaven, Germany, Mathias Putze

BIF802_MPU_I1Q3729_120823_rtstone-interpres-2-poss-AD_d_cuxhaven
Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria i. interpres, 1CY, AD
BIF0802, 23/08/2012, Cuxhaven, Germany, Mathias Putze

BIF803_MPU_I1Q6915_140224_rtstone-interpres-6-poss-1WIN_nl_vlieland
Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria i. interpres, 2CY
BIF0803, 24/02/2014, Vlieland, Netherlands, Mathias Putze

BIF805_MPU_I1Q3610_120823_rtstone-interpres-7-poss-AD_d_cuxhaven
Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria i. interpres, AD
BIF0805, 23/08/2012, Cuxhaven, Germany, Mathias Putze

BIF806_MPU_I1Q3445_120823_rtstone-interpres-9-poss-AD_d_cuxhaven
Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria i. interpres, AD
BIF0806, 23/08/2012, Cuxhaven, Germany, Mathias Putze

BIF807_MPU_I1Q5915_141106_rtstone-interpres-FL-poss-AD_d_cuxhaven
Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria i. interpres, AD
Purple Sandpiper Calidris maritima
BIF0807, 06/11/2014, Cuxhaven, Germany, Mathias Putze

BIF804-1_MPU_I1Q6238_140222_rtstone-interpres-2-poss-AD_psandp-2_nl_sandpoort
Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria i. interpres, AD
Purple Sandpiper Calidris maritima
BIF0804, 22/02/2014, Kennemerduinen, Netherlands, Mathias Putze


Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria i. interpres, NBREED
Red Knot Calidris c. canutus, 1CY
BIF1104, 11/09/2008, Rügen, Germany, Mathias Putze


Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres, NBREED
Sanderling Calidris alba 1CY
Dunlin Calidris alpina ssp. 1CY
BIF2054 18/10/2017, Heligoland, Germany, Roland Neumann

Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria i. interpres, excitement calls, flight calls
Dunlin Calidris alpina ssp., calls in flight
Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata

BIF0808, 13/08/2009, Goulven, France, Michèle Peron
Telinga parabolic reflector


Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria i. interpres, AD, excitement calls
Common Eider Somateria molissima borealis, AD M, advertising display

BIF0827, 17/06/2015, Snaefellsnes, Iceland, Patrick Franke
Sennheiser MKH 60/30

Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria i. interpres, AD, excitement calls, flight calls
Common Redshank Tringa totanus, AD
BIF0828, 17/06/2015, Snaefellsnes, Iceland, Patrick Franke


Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria i. interpres, AD, excitement calls, flight calls
Common Eider Somateria molissima borealis, AD M, advertising display
Arctic Tern Sterna p. paradisea, calls

BIF0829, 17/06/2015, Snaefellsnes. Iceland, Patrick Franke
Sennheiser MKH 60/30


Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria i. interpres, AD, excitement calls
BIF0830, 17/06/2015, Snaefellsnes, Iceland, Patrick Franke
Sennheiser MKH 60/30

comparison species: unmistakable

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