Temminck’s Stint

Scientific Name: Calidris temminckii
Malay Name: Kedidi-Kerdil Ekor Panjang
Chinese Name: 青脚滨鹬

Breeding in northern Europe and northern Asia. Winters in Africa, Middle East, Indian subcontinent and East Asia.


Size: 13.5-15 cm

A very small and plain looking wader, with relatively uniform greyish brown upperparts, drab brownish-grey ear coverts and breast, and white underparts. It has greenish-yellow legs. In flight shows distinctive white sides of tail. In non-breeding plumage, the general appearance recalls a miniature Common Sandpiper.

Similar looking species: Red-necked Stint, Little Stint, Long-toed Stint

Habitat: Prefers muddy freshwater wetlands, paddy fields, large rivers, salt pans and prawn ponds.

Behaviour/Ecology: Often feed at marshy and muddy edges, amongst vegetation. Mainly pick up food by sight, creeping steadily along the edges of pools. Diet consist of small invertebrates and insects.

Local Status: Very rare vagrant

Conservation Status: Least Concern (BirdLife International 2019)

Past accepted records in our database:

Past records, bar chart (see more bar charts):


External Links:
Conservation Status: IUCN Red List Page
Photos: Oriental Bird Images
Sound Recordings: xeno-canto Link
Wikipedia Entry: Wikipedia Link
eBird Species page: eBird (Temminck’s Stint)

BirdLife International. (2019). Calidris temminckii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2019. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2019-3.RLTS.T22693388A146637675.en. Accessed on 19 December 2021

Robson, C. (2014). Field guide to the birds of South-East Asia (Second Edition). Bloomsbury Publishing, London.