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Birds

Temminck’s Stink (Calidris temminckii)

Description

The adult Temminck’s Stint has a length of 13-15 cm and weighs about 15-36 g. It has a distinctive pale chin/throat, with a brown and grey mottled back. Legs are pale and greenish to yellow, the head is greyish brown, the tail is white-edged. Temminck’s Stints are more evenly coloured, darker and greyer than Little Stints.

Habitat

It breeds on tundra and grassy meadows. On passage, it is usually seen on mudflats or near muddy freshwater pools.

Diet

Temminck’s Stints consume mostly insects and other small invertebrates, and forage in soft mud with some vegetation, mainly picking up food by sight.

Protection status

This species is listed as Least Concern on the IUCN Red List

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