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Ruddy Turnstone

Arenaria interpres

Ruddy Turnstones are found on the shores of every continent except Antarctica, breeding on lands bordering the north pole, and wintering further south, some as far as Argentina, South Africa, southern Australia and New Zealand. Turnstones use their short, upturned beaks to flip rocks and debris in search of food items. The Ruddy Turnstone breeds a little further north and winters further south than its cousin the Black Turnstone.

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