Little Stint

Description: The Little Stint is one of the smallest sandpipers, with wings of 8.5-10 cm in length, and mass of 22-27 gr. Its bill is thin, absolutely straight and easily submersible. The under-parts are white, whereas the front of the chest, the crop, throat, sides of the neck and the cheeks have reddish ocher tinge and red-brown streaks. The primaries are black red-brown, and the secondary quills are white at base and black-tipped.

Habitat: The bird nests in a scrape on the ground with some laid dead grass, often under a bush, and sometimes in a dry sandy spot.

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