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Black Turnstone (Arenaria melanocephala) Photo taken whil conducting research on the Farallones. Arenaria melanocephala,Black turnstone,Fall,Geotagged,United States Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Black Turnstone (Arenaria melanocephala)

Photo taken whil conducting research on the Farallones.

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The black turnstone is a species of small wading bird. It is one of two species of turnstone in the genus "Arenaria", the ruddy turnstone being the other. It is now classified in the sandpiper family, Scolopacidae, but was formerly sometimes placed in the plover family, Charadriidae. It is native to the west coast of North America and breeds only in Alaska.

Similar species: Shorebirds And Allies
Species identified by Natalia Cara
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By Natalia Cara

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Uploaded Aug 14, 2022. Captured Dec 5, 2021 11:05 in Southeast Farallon Island, San Francisco, CA, USA.
  • MINOLTA ProShot MN67Z
  • f/7.4
  • 1/370s
  • ISO100
  • 281.4mm