|Greenshank (Tringa nebularia)
(aka Common / Greater Greenshank)
The Greenshank breeds in northern latitudes of Europe and Asia just south of the tundra in taiga and forests. Most Greenshanks migrate to sub-Saharan Africa, southern Asia and Australia during the northern winter and they are in Australia from September to April.
|It has a longish bill showing a slight upcurve. The base of the bill and the legs are greeny-grey. It is generally white below and grey-brown above. In flight it shows a white wedge-shaped rump above a pale tail and its toes protrude beyond the tail. The dark outer wing feathers contrast with the lighter grey inner wing feathers.|
| It feeds on insects and worms as well as small fish.
You can see photos of Greenshank in Europe here.