Temminck’s Stint

Scientific Name: Calidris temminckii

Malay Name: Kedidi-Kerdil Ekor Panjang

Chinese Name: 青脚滨鹬

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

Taxonomy: Monotypic.

Size: 13.5-15 cm

Identification: 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, Long-toed Stint, Little 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)

Location: Senoko (7 Oct 1984).

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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 1 January 2023

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

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