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Migratory wader that breeds in the high Arctic. Winters in the Southern Hemisphere. Preferred habitat are stony and pebbley beaches which it combs and turns over to find small invertebrates which are its principle diet.

Found on all Australian coasts with suitable habitat.

The original letterpress description accompanies this lithograph.


Published in The Birds of Australia. 1840-1848.


Author. John Gould.


Artist. John Gould and Henry Richter.


Lithograph. Original hand colour.


Paper size. 545 mm x 365 mm.


Condition. EXCELLENT.


Acquired from the Glenbow Museum, Calgary, Canada.

STREPSILAS INTERPRES. [Arenaria interpres. Ruddy Turnstone.]

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