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13.5-15cm (5Â¼-6 in)
Breeding adult has brighter rufous mantle feathers
 Similar Species
Little Stint has grey outer tail feathers.
Freshwater marshes, pools and lakes, creeks, lagoons in estuaries and margins of salt pans.
The nest is a lined scrape in low vegetation or willow scrub; the clutch consists of 3-4 eggs.
Males hold a small territory mating with a female who lays a clutch of eggs, before moving on to another territory where she mates again a lays a second clutch which she incubates. The first male may mate with another female, who lays her second clutch on his territory. The male incubates the first female's clutch.
The diet includes insects, larvae, worms, crustaceans and molluscs, foraged in muddy vegetated areas.
Call: a short tirr.
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