Stint, Temminck’s


Name: Stint, Temminck’s

Scientific name: Calidris temminckii

Type: Sandpiper

Color: Brown,White

Habitat: Coast,Ocean,Water

Size: 13cm

Conservation status:

Passage Migrant and Winter Visitor


Similar size to Little Stint but with more elongated body, shorter legs, which are yellowish grey in all plumages and white sides to tail (useful when flushed at short range). In summer, mainly grey-buff with dark centres to many scapulars, and lacking the rufous-orange tones of Little. In winter the dark scapulars are lost and then looks plain buff-grey. Juveniles have narrow buffish fringes to scapulars and coverts with some dark markings on upper scapulars. Lacks white ‘V’ on mantle in all plumages. Usually occurs singly or in very small groups, unlike Little which is often in large flocks. Usually towers high in erratic flight when flushed.