Birds of North Carolina:
their Distribution and Abundance
Spotted Redshank - Tringa erythropus
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General Comments This Eurasian shorebird is accidental along the North Carolina coast; there is one documented record (with photos), a bird in partial breeding plumage at Cape Hatteras Point from 13-17 May 1987* [Chat 53:38-41 link]. There is a second report in the literature of Spotted Redshank that has not been reviewed, but this is a second-hand one not in a refereed journal -- one seen at Pea Island on 23 May 1955 (Hall and Clement 1960). Some description was provided for the latter bird.
Breeding Status Nonbreeder
NC BRC List Definitive
State Status
U.S. Status
State Rank SA
Global Rank G5
Coastal Plain One definite/confirmed record (see above).
Piedmont No records.
Mountains No records.
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Attribution LeGrand[2018-02-01], LeGrand[2011-11-30], LeGrand[2011-05-30]
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