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Temminck's Stint

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Non-breeding and breeding plumagePhoto by Alok TewariGrgaon, Haryana, India, 2015-16
Non-breeding and breeding plumage
Photo by Alok Tewari
Grgaon, Haryana, India, 2015-16
Calidris temminckii


[edit] Identification

13.5-15cm (5ΒΌ-6 in)

  • Yellow legs
  • White outer tail feathers
  • Plain brown upperparts and head
  • White underparts, darker breast
  • Tail projects just beyound wing tip
  • Slightly de-curved bill
Photo by the late Jim WoodEast Lothian, Scotland, May 2007
Photo by the late Jim Wood
East Lothian, Scotland, May 2007

Breeding adult has brighter rufous mantle feathers

[edit] Similar Species

Little Stint has grey outer tail feathers.

[edit] Distribution

Northern Palearctic; winters to Africa, India, Indonesia and Philippines.

[edit] Taxonomy

This is a monotypic species[1].

[edit] Habitat

Freshwater marshes, pools and lakes, creeks, lagoons in estuaries and margins of salt pans.

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] Breeding

Photo by MugilSecovlje Salina, Slovenia, May 2003
Photo by Mugil
Secovlje Salina, Slovenia, May 2003

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.

[edit] Diet

The diet includes insects, larvae, worms, crustaceans and molluscs, foraged in muddy vegetated areas.

[edit] Vocalisation

Call: a short tirr.

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[edit] References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2017. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2017, with updates to August 2017. Downloaded from
  3. Collins Bird Guide ISBN 0 00 219728

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