The family, Scolopacidae, is made up of 15 genera. In this section we cover the Shanks (genus – Tringa). This genus comprises 16 species, most of these are listed as Near Threatened in the IUCN Red List. The exceptions are the Nordmann’s Greenshank (Endangered) and the Grey-tailed Tattler (Near Threatened).

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Shanks

Common Greenshank

Least Concern

 

Shanks

Common Redshank

Least Concern

 

Shanks

Common Sandpiper

Least Concern

 

Shanks

Greater Yellowlegs

Least Concern

 

Shanks

Green Sandpiper

Least Concern

 

Shanks

Grey-tailed Tattler

Near Threatened

 

Shanks

Lesser Yellowlegs

Least Concern

 

Shanks

Marsh Sandpiper

Least Concern

 

Shanks

Nordmann’s Greenshank

Endangered

 

Shanks

Solitary Sandpiper

Least Concern

 

Shanks

Spotted Redshank

Least Concern

 

Shanks

Spotted Sandpiper

Least Concern

 

Shanks

Terek Sandpiper

Least Concern

 

Shanks

Wandering Tattler

Least Concern

 

Shanks

Willet

Least Concern

 

Shanks

Wood Sandpiper

Least Concern