Spotted Redshank (Non - breeding)
Spotted Redshank (Breeding plumage)
Spotted Redshank (Breeding plumage)
Scientific Name 
Tringa erythropus
Arabic Name 
الطيطوى حمراء الساق الرقطاء
Kuwaiti name 
64.0 cm
30.0 cm
Least Concern
Similar species 


Scarce passage migrant and rare winter visitor in small numbers. A bird usually seen during migration at wetlands, rain pools and flooded farmlands. This large wader has the most dramatic plumage changes in the genus Tringa.
Where in Kuwait 
During migration and on its wintering grounds this species frequents a variety of freshwater and brackish wetlands such as sewage outfalls, irrigated farmlands and it is in these locations where this species is seen in singly or small numbers.
In the world 
It has an extremely large range with a stable population and is a full migrant that breeds in the subarctic and arctic zone. On passage to its wintering grounds the majority of the species travels overland on a broad front, although there is also an important route down the west coast of Europe. In breeding plumage it is distinctive in that it is almost completely black with a red bill.
Local threats 
Habitat loss in its wintering range and on migration staging areas.