Ecology of Tringa nebularia
Main Ref. Olsen, A.R. and M. Eberdong, 2009
Remarks Non-breeding individuals frequent on freshwater, marine and artificial wetlands such as swamps, open muddy or rocky shores of lakes and large rivers, salt marshes, sandy or muddy coastal flats, mangroves, estuaries, lagoons and pools on tidal reefs. They feed on insects, spiders, annelids, molluscs and crustaceans (amphipods) (Ref. 107891).

Aquatic zones / Water bodies

Marine - Neritic Marine - Oceanic Brackishwater Freshwater
Marine zones / Brackish and freshwater bodies
  • supra-littoral zone
  • littoral zone
  • sublittoral zone
  • epipelagic
  • mesopelagic
  • epipelagic
  • abyssopelagic
  • hadopelagic
  • estuaries/lagoons/brackish seas
  • mangroves
  • marshes/swamps
  • rivers/streams
  • lakes/ponds
  • caves
  • exclusively in caves
Highighted items on the list are where Tringa nebularia may be found.


Substrate Ref.
Special habitats Beds: sea grass;
Special habitats Ref.


Associated with
Association remarks


Feeding type mainly animals (troph. 2.8 and up)
Feeding type Ref. Birdlife International, 2016
Feeding habit hunting macrofauna (predator)
Feeding habit Ref. Birdlife International, 2016

Trophic Level(s)

Estimation method original sample unfished population Remark
Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition
From individual food items 3.81 0.57 Trophic level estimated from a number of food items using a randomized resampling routine.
(e.g. 9948)
(e.g. cnidaria)
Entered by Sorongon-Yap, Patricia on 04.07.15
Modified by Polido, Rubyann Robelle on 03.01.17
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