Turnstone - Arenaria interpres

Pictures - John Foss

The Turnstone really does use its short powerful beak to turn over stones in order to find the small creatures on which it feeds. It is common along the shorline of the Algarve. The specimens shown on this page were photographed near Tavira.

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Turnstone 7

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