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(Redirected from Calidris tenuirostris)
Photo © by Tom Tarrant
South-eastern Queensland, September 2002
Calidris tenuirostris


24-27cm (9½-10½ in)
Breeding Adult

  • Brown upperparts
  • Whitish belly
  • Breast heavily streaked with black
  • Orange spots on scapulars
Non-breeding plumage
Photo © by colonelboris
Cairns Esplanade, Queensland, October 2010


Breeds north-eastern Siberia
Winters to India, South-East Asia, Philippines and Australia


This is a monotypic species[1].


Sheltered coastal mudflats of estuaries, inlets, harbours, lagoons, mangrove swamps. Also on sandy bars & beaches near mudflats and fresh water marsh, and salt pans.



Adult moulting to non-breeding plumage
Photo © by SeeToh
Seletar Dam, Singapore, Augus 2016

During the breeding season their diet consists mosty of berries and other plant material.




  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2018. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2018. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Collins Field Guide 5th Edition
  3. Collins Bird Guide ISBN 0 00 219728 6

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