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    Ruddy Turnstone Identification

    The Four Keys to ID

    • Size & Shape

      The Ruddy Turnstone is a short, stocky, and oval-shaped shorebird. They have a stout and slightly upturned bill.

      Relative Size

      Larger than a Spotted Sandpiper, smaller than a Willet.

      Relative Sizerobin sizedrobin-sized
      • Both Sexes
        • Length: 8.3-6.3 in (21-16 cm)
        • Weight: 3.0-6.7 oz (84-190 g)
        • Wingspan: 19.7-22.4 in (50-57 cm)