Scientific Name: Calidris minuta
Malay Name: Kedidi-Kerdil Perang
Chinese Name: 小滨鹬
Range: Breeds in the northern Palearctic, winters in Africa, the Middle East, and the Indian subcontinent. Vagrant to southeast Asia.
Size: 14-15.5 cm
Identification: 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.
Habitat: Mudflats and sandflats.
Behaviour/Ecology: Similar to Red-necked, feeds by rapid probing and pecking.
Local Status: Vagrant
Conservation Status: Least Concern (BirdLife International 2019)
Migrant bar chart (see more bar charts):
Little Stint Calidris minuta Average number of individuals by week based on Singapore Bird Database data, Jul 2013 to Jun 2023 (all records)
BirdLife International. (2019). Calidris minuta. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2019. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2019-3.RLTS.T22693379A138406063.en. Accessed on 1 January 2023
Bakewell, D. (2017). Finally, Singapore’s first Little Stints! Dig deep. Retrieved October 7, 2021, from https://digdeep1962.wordpress.com/2017/10/17/finally-singapores-first-little-stints/.
Robson, C. (2014). Field guide to the birds of South-East Asia (Second Edition). Bloomsbury Publishing, London.
Bird Society of Singapore. (n.d.). Little Stint. Retrieved on November 26, 2023 from https://singaporebirds.com/species/little-stint.