Scientific Name: Calidris minuta
Malay Name: Kedidi-Kerdil Perang
Chinese Name: 小滨鹬
Breeds in the northern Palearctic, winters in Africa, the Middle East, and the Indian subcontinent. Vagrant to southeast Asia.
Size: 14-15.5 cm
Good views are required to differentiate this species from the very similar Red-necked Stint; compared to that species, Little has longer legs (with longer exposed tibia) and bill, distinct split supercilium (apparent in photographs), and darker central crown.
Similar looking species: Red-necked Stint
Habitat: Mudflats and sandflats.
Behaviour/Ecology: Similar to Red-necked, feeds by rapid probing and pecking.
Local Status: Very rare vagrant
Conservation Status: Least Concern (BirdLife International 2019)
Location: Two birds reported at Chek Jawa on September 2017.
BirdLife International. (2019). Calidris minuta. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2019. Downloaded on 2 September 2021
Bakewell, D. (2017). Finally, Singapore’s first Little Stints! [web log]. Retrieved October 7, 2021, from https://digdeep1962.wordpress.com/2017/10/17/finally-singapores-first-little-stints/.
Robson, C. (2008). A Field Guide to the Birds of South-East Asia. New Holland Publishers.