There are two species of turnstone and one species of surfbird which make up a subfamily
which is often classified with the plovers or with the sandpipers. Turnstones have black,
brown and white plumage. They are small, reaching lengths of approximately 9 inches. These
waders flip stones over in search of food. They feed primarily on larvae, worms and insects.
However, like other waders they search the shoreline for small water animals. The turnstone
can be found in Alaska, northern Canada, Greenland, Scandinavia and Siberia.
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