Ruddy turnstone (Arenaria interpres) 50–57 cm

The scientific name is from Latin. The genus name arenaria derives from arenarius, “inhabiting sand, from arena, “sand” in local name it is called Kedidi Kerikil. The specific interpres means “messenger”. It is now classified in the sandpiper family Scolopacidae but was formerly sometimes placed in the plover family Charadriidae. It is a highly migratory bird,It is the only species of turnstone in much of its range and is often known simply as turnstone. Sg. Labu Shoal is the best location and habitat fave by this waders.

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