Description: A little smaller than a pigeon, the Greenshank is uniformly light grey and spotty, apart from the white belly. The legs are long, greenish grey. In the white tails there is a fine red-brown lateral pattern. The uropygium and saddle are white. The bill is long, with a characteristic slight upward twist at around one third from the tip. The length is 30-35 cm.

Habitat: Few in number or rare, greenshanks dwell in mossy and sedge-grown bogs, damp meadows, overgrown peat beds, grassy shores of forest lakes, and in vast wet logging sites.

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