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Five Turnstones stand on a rock by the sea
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Image details:  
Image Description: Five Turnstones stand on a rock by the sea
Image notes: Shetland Turnstones are thought to breed in Greenland
Species in Image: Turnstone
Old Haa Image Reference Number: btc00808

General details:  
Common Name Turnstone
Latin Name Arenaria interpres
Shetland Name Steenpikker
Latin Group Name Charadriiformes
Latin Family Name Scolopacidae
Common Family Name Sandpipers, Snipes, Godwits, Curlews & Phalaropes
Description Common passage migrant and winter visitor. Wintering birds in Shetland probably breed in Greenland and north-east Canada.
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