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Bird Red-necked Stint (Calidris ruficollis)


John McDouall Stuart
Aug 5, 2011
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Scientific name: Calidris ruficollis

Common Name: Red-necked Stint

Order: Charadriiformes

Family: Scolopacidae

Other Names: Least Sandpiper, Land Snipe, Rufous-necked Stint, Little Sandpiper, Little Stint, Eastern Little Stint.

Distribution: Widespread throughout Australia.

Habitat: Coast, inlets, lagoons, mudflats sewage farms, saltmarsh, wetlands, lakes, dams.

Field Notes: Short dark legs, grey brown upper parts, pale eye-stripe, black tail and rump, mostly white underparts, grey sides, dark brown eye. Non-breeding plumage.

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