Key information: The Common Redshank is a brown wader with bright red legs. It passes through Cyprus during migration and is mostly seen here during the spring months. It can be quite noisy, especially when alarmed. It can be found at coastal wetlands as well as other coastal areas, such as rocky or muddy shorelines. It can be seen foraging in mixed flocks together with other wader species.
Length: 24 – 27 cm
When they can be seen: Autumn, winter, spring
What they eat: Invertebrates, fish and other aquatic organisms
In Cyprus: Can be seen at wetlands such as Larnaka Salt Lakes, Akrotiri Marsh and Oroklini Lake
Status: Winter visitor, passage migrant
Illustration by Paschalis Dougalis