Ruddy Turnstone turns a stone

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Above is Lee Tiah Khee’s classic image of a Ruddy Turnstone (Arenaria interpres) turning a stone, just as it is supposed to do, according to its name.

The turnstone flips over objects such as stones, shells, etc with a fast jerky movement to get at the prey beneath. It feeds on insects and their larvae, especially flies.

This post is a cooperative effort between and BESG to bring the study of bird behaviour through photography to a wider audience.

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